Yesterday we had an outing with our management team at work. We got to go off-site, relax and enjoy ourselves a little which is a blessing all in itself. But the time away from the office is not the reason for the post today…its where we went.
I have lived in Colorado now almost 8 years, and have been to Garden of the Gods many a time with visitors and family, but I never knew of a place called “Rock Ledge Ranch” which is tucked away right in front of the wonderful rock formations. This is a “museum” of sorts in which you can walk through houses built in the 1800’s and they have volunteers there who take you through a guided tour of the historic places. But that still isn’t the reason for the blog post.
So what is the reason already!!!!!! 🙂
The encouragement to post didn’t come from a day away from work, or walking through 100+ year old houses. As usual, the people there had an affect on me. These are folks who are volunteers, who spend their time living in an age that should encourage all the brethern.
First off, the women looked like women. Long dresses, cordial attitudes, pleasant to speak to, and made some wonderful smelling food!!!!
The men looked like men. They were in the field, working, building, digging and providing for their families.
The kids were obidient always speaking in “yes sir” and “Yes maam” and listened to the adults around them without one word of defiance.
Yes I understand that this was just a reenactment, but when the reenactment embarasses our current culture (from husaband to wife to kids in the home) it should affect us. Our world is filled with whining, complaining, wanting more and thinking we deserve more than GOD has given us. What a culture shift I experienced yesterday!!!
GOD tells us to keep the old paths…follow HIM and HIS order HE has set for the home. Be diligent, be respectful, be thankful, be hard working, be loving and follow HIM.
GOD made us, HE created us for HIS pleasure, and HE knows what is best for us. It is true that folks in the 1800’s may not have had the technology we have today. No TV, no internet, no electricity, no cars, no cell service!!!!! THE HORROR!!!!!!!! :O
But what they did have was a strong family unit, kids that respected hard work, parents that loved each other and that wouldn’t have time to “step out” on each other if they “got tired” of their partner. I cant imagine living back then was easy but I imagine GOD was pleased at how HIS people served HIM.
GOD says to keep the old paths…and that is what we should do.
Text verse: Jeremiah 6:16 “Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls…”