Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sacrifice - Romans 12:10

Romans 12:10 (New King James Version)

Romans 12:10 (New King James Version)

10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;

We all do it.  At least most adults do it....but sometimes the sacrifice comes from siblings.

We have four children.  Their ages are 12, 9, 7 and 16 months.  It's not so much that the sacrifice comes due to the amount of children, but from the season that child is in.

Sometimes it's the oldest skipping an activity because the baby HAS to nap.

Sometimes it's the baby who naps on the go in order for the oldest to have science co-op.

Sometimes it's the second born having his second choice of classes so his older brother and younger sister can have enrichment activities.

And, it's also the oldest making leeway for his brother's amphibian guests parked on his desk --- even though they gross him out!

In these sacrifices, my children have the opportunity to learn to minister and love each other inspite of what it may 'cost' themselves.

In this small way we remember the One who made the ultimate sacrifice!

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