Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Last Song

Have you read The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks? I finished it last night @ 1:00 a.m. I was sobbing. I don't think I have read one of his books that didn't make me cry. The book definitely has a spiritual side. 
The story is one of a son and daughter spending the Summer with their Dad.  The Father treats them with such patience that I found myself admiring him even though I knew it was only fiction.  I won't tell anymore in case you read the book/see the movie but wanted to share this. The Dad reads his Bible everyday and shares this scripture with his daughter.

Galatians 5:22 "But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control."

I have read and heard this scripture before but last night it touched me and also convicted me. I need to work on all of these but I need to start with patience. I have had so much going on/going wrong in my life lately that my fuse has gotten shorter and shorter. I am praying God will change me into the kind of parent that my kids can tell anything to and even though they know they may be punished I will be fair and I won't "blow up".

1 comment:

  1. I have to read that book now! I'm going to get it TODAY!