“Be An Obed-Edom!”
What do fathers and all people who help parent children have to do with Obed-Omen? The brief story about Obed-Omen is found in 2 Samuel 6:11, “The Ark of the Lord remained there in Obed-Edom’s house for three months, and the Lord blessed Obed-Edom and his entire household. God was in the house of Obed-Edom and the household was blessed.”
How do we bless those who we parent? What does Scripture tell us about the role of the father as the encourager? Is it something we give, something we do or is it how we do it?
Question of the week: When Isaac was asked about Rebekah, his wife, by the men of the country where he had just moved, he said, “She is my sister.” He was afraid to say, “She is my wife.” He thought, “They will kill me to get her, because she is so beautiful.” Genesis 26:7. Why does that lie sound familiar?
Answer: Isaac’s father Abraham had tried the same deception and lied to the Egyptian Pharaoh that Sarah, his wife, was his sister.
Update on our LifeCenter
The new address for Word of Life is 200 Fletcher Drive. The major clearing and groundwork is completed, contracts signed and foundation work staring in June. A construction loan has been obtained from Cattle National Bank. Target date for the shell of the building completed and our work to begin is the end of August.
June 29 Lunch after Service
Bring a desert or salad and R.O. is preparing the main dish. We will celebrate with and thank the VBS participants, parents and teachers who are our guest.
Vacation Bible School
Our Word of Life Vacation Bible School dates are June 23-27, and you can register your child or to help on our web site. Each daily session is from 9 a.m. to noon. Any child can participate in VBS, as long as he or she is at least 4 years old (exceptions are made) and he or she will not enter a grade higher than 6th grade in the fall. (Sixth grade and older are needed to help.) Click here for more information.