Will the Circle Be Unbroken
II Kings 4:8-17
1. A HOLY WOMAN AND HER BARRENNESS
A) Her Respect for the Man of God
B) Her Reward from the Man of God
2. A HURTING WOMAN AND HER BURDEN
A) Faith that Looks to God
B) Faith that Leans on God
C) Faith that Latches onto God
3. A HAPPY WOMAN AND HER BLESSING
A) A Glorious Result
B) A Grateful Response
One of the greatest burdens that many parents carry is the burden they have for their children that are unsaved or away from the Lord. I have heard mom's and dad's say time and time again, "Please pray for my son or daughter." I have seen many a tear fall on the altar as parents wept for their children. Many times I have been asked, "Please pray for my children."
For a parent, there is nothing anymore important than their children. Now, for certain, being a parent is not always peaches and cream. There are times when every parent feels like the mother of three notoriously unruly youngsters I heard about. She was asked whether or not she'd have children if she had to do over again. "Sure," she replied, "but not the same ones."
As parents we worry about our children and sometimes not without cause. I read about a teenager named Debbie that wasn't home and it was getting awfully late. Not knowing any of her girlfriend's phone numbers, her Mother fired-up Debbie's computer and saw a list of e-mail addresses. She sent a note to each name asking if they knew where her daughter was. Within twenty minutes, she got back 16 replies all saying that she wasn't to worry, that Debbie was spending the night at their house and had neglected to telephone.
There are many reasons why parents worry about their children, but nothing causes a parent anymore worry or pain than the thoughts of their children being unsaved or away from God. I think of the old song that says:
Will the circle be unbroken
By and by, lord, by and by
There's a better home a-waiting
In the sky, lord, in the sky
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