The scheduled appointment of the day arrived and we began our conversation concerning the well-being of the members of our families. The challenges each faces and the roles we play therein were of prime importance. We recognize that God’s support is the key to facing these challenges.
After talking about our families, I asked whether he had thought further concerning the topic of “being relevant”. He was the source of the original inquiry several weeks before. The discussion on the topic reflected his continuing interest in “being relevant for the Lord.” The continued spiritual influence we may have on our children and their families is of importance to us both.
Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. —Ephesians 4:14-16