“Like Parent, Like Child”

One weekend afternoon, when I was only seven years-old, I entered the living room and noticed my mother playing a card game by herself.

“What are you playing?” I asked.

“Solitaire,” she said.

“Can I play?” I asked.


I sat beside her on the couch with the coffee table in front of us.  After she shuffled the decks of cards, she handed me one, and I began mimicking her precise actions to setup the game as she explained the rules.  Over the next several minutes, I played the cards accordingly with Mom offering instruction throughout the game.

This incident models how our heavenly Father relates to His children through the game of life.  He journeys beside every one of us, demonstrating the way to proceed and offering guidance as we maneuver through unfamiliar territory.

Lord, continue to lead Your children, by action and word, through every situation we face.  In Your name we ask this, Amen.


2 thoughts on ““Like Parent, Like Child”

  1. I love reading your memories & how you relate it to our Heavenly Father! Love you bunches! We went to one of Franklin Graham’s prayer rallies in Dover. He did a great job-mainly encouraging us as Christians to pray & vote as we feel God leads us. Will talk to you Saturday -hugs & kisses!!!



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