There is no doubt that every one of my kids is a blessing from God. Of course, a few years ago I would not have said that. It takes time to get some distance from them in order to appreciate their individuality.
But, tonight, I spent almost 90 minutes talking to one of those kids. He commented on my sermon last Sunday. He listened! And then we talked about how God has been present in his life over the past ten or so years and what his personal struggles have taught him about himself, about God and about life.
I just about told him I had to study. The evening was well spent in conversation. Much better than an extra hour on Greek contract verbs!