Tell your children about the chariots of fire

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The recent actions of the Supreme Court regarding marriage are troubling. Even though the court acted in defiance of God’s word, God is not threatened or worried. We must remember that our eyes only reveal part of what is real. The most impressive aspects of reality are those that are unseen. Your children need to know that what we can see pales in comparison to the reality that we cannot see.

If your children’s view of reality is limited to what they can see, they are in serious danger. Man’s arrogance is only part of the picture. As we read pubic opinion polls, as we see election results, as we experience the actions of congress and the courts, as we see sexual purity mocked, it is tempting to think we are in the minority. However, such thinking is unsound. As Elisha said over 2,500 years ago,

“Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

Elisha’s young servant was afraid of the army of Aram, which had surrounded Elisha during the night. He was afraid because his understanding of reality was limited. Elisha prayed that the eyes of his servant would be opened so that he could see. This is one of those times that we should put our Bibles down and marvel at the power of God.

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