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Home Sweet Home (5 of 6)
Series: Built to Last - How to Build a Successful Marriage and Family
1 Peter 3:8-12
If you have your Bible, please turn to 1st Peter chapter 3. In our series on marriage and family called ''Built to Last,'' we want to talk about home sweet home.
Now, I was born in 1962. I know it's shocking to many of you because you thought it was like 82. But no, it's 1962. And so I grew up in the 60s and the early 70s. That was my childhood. Now anybody knows that grew up at that time period that we had like five channels on television. You had ABC, NBC, CBS, and a couple of UHF stations. And then, if you were desperate beyond desperation, you watched Public Television. So five or six channels, that's all you had. And we didn't have any kind of electronic games. And so as a kid, you spent a lot of time outside because there wasn't just a ton to do inside. And so I would be outside a lot. I came from a big family. I'm the fifth of six kids, and so you always had playmates and people on the street. And one of the things I remember playing a lot of - it was mentioned in the video. One of the little girls, they asked her, ''What do you like about school?'' She talked about the game tag. She liked playing tag. I like playing tag, too. And we would play variations of tag. And one of the variations of tag was freeze tag. Freeze tag was really fun because the person that was ''it'' would touch somebody and then they would be frozen, and the others would have to touch them before they got caught so they could unfreeze them. But the thing about tag was, when you played, you always set up what's going to be home. What is home base? Because home base is critical in tag, because when you're touching home, nobody can get you out because that's a safe place. That's a safe zone. That's refuge. And so, if you're being chased by the ''it'' person, and you touch home, then they can't get you out. And you know, that's such a vivid picture and it sets ...
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