“When I was a kid, I had to pick beans all summer in Nanna and Gramp’s garden. It was not my idea of fun. Now, I look forward to visiting them each summer with you guys so that we can pick together!”
James’ Mom was gushing about green beans again. He knew what that meant. She was about to ask him to do some hard work. Hard work that she imagined he would look back on as an adult and look forward to doing again.
“So, now I want you to go get the big bucket out of the garage because we are going to go pick up all the rocks out of the field, so that we can plant our own green beans!”
James jaw dropped. “Mom! Aren’t the green beans at Nanna and Gramps enough?”
His mother’s face dropped, and he saw her disappointment. “James, remember what the Bible says about obedience?”
James nodded his head slowly. “Yes, I am to obey my mother and father.”
“You got it. And this is one thing that I know you will look back on and smile about later in life. Trust me.”
James nodded and grabbed his bucket and followed his mother outdoors.
“Children, obey your parents in all things.” Colossians 3:20
How can you show obedience to your parents today?