August 21, 2011

My son has recently developed an interest in knights. We’ve read books about them, played with medieval knight figurines we found at a local shop, and picked up a couple of plastic broad swords so we can refine our sword fighting skills. Though our battles in the living room have at times been epic, the deep life lessons have taken place at his bedside just before he goes to sleep. This is the place where we discuss the “virtues of a knight.” Honor – which he defines as, “thinking the right way and doing the right thing”, courage – which he says means, “don’t be scared”, and endurance – which he understands as meaning, “never give up!” Honor, courage, and endurance – my little guy needs these virtues imprinted on his noble heart as he learns to serve at the pleasure of the King of Kings. You see, there will be wars to wage, dragons to slay, and maybe even a damsel or two to save … and none of these are child’s play. “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” – 1 Timothy 6:12 … Selah.

-Pastor Joe McCormick

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