Eternal Flame

I have come to bring fire on the earth

Luke 12:49
Jeremiah 38:4-6,8-10; Psalms 40:2-4,18; Hebrews 12:1-4; Luke 12:49-53

Several mothers were gathered one evening when the subject of the “worst stage” of childhood came up. “If I can just get through the terrible twos,” one mother complained, “I think I’ll be okay.”

“No — they’re a breeze compared with the fourth and fifth grades,” came a quick reply.

“Come on. What about those teen years?” snapped a third mother.

Then, during a lull in the conversation, the only grandmother in the group added seriously, “Just wait until they’re forty-two!”

Which reminds me of the story of another mother and her son. The two were having a heated discussion that I’m sure more than a few of you are familiar with: whether or not the son should go…

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