By Tarmeque L. Hawkins © 2007
What has this world come to? I really don’t understand.
How people act like it’s okay, to mistreat their fellow man
True, times have changed. True, life is sometimes hard.
But it wouldn’t be this way, if we still trusted in GOD
What happened to worship? What happened to praise?
What happened to giving GOD the glory, and thanking him for your days?
Why did we remove prayer from school? Why were metal detectors put in?
Why do we allow our children to continue living in sin?
“Train a child in the way it should go.” That’s what MY Bible says.
“When it grows old it will not depart.” He or she will praise the Lord instead!
Children today have no respect. The fault or blame is not their own.
They do what they see and learn. Charity begins at home.
If children don’t see you show love and compassion, tell me, how can they?
If you never fall to your knees and say a prayer, why do you expect THEM to pray?
If you don’t want them to use profanity, why do you curse in front of them?
If you don’t give GOD any of your time, why expect THEM to worship him.
This is not to say that children ARE the problem with the world.
This is to say the parents need to be accountable for their boys and girls.
If you sincerely want them to do right, you must practice what you preach.
Spend TIME with your own children and stop letting TV and the babysitter teach.
We blame the media, music and peer pressure, for all our kids’ negative actions.
When the fact of the matter is: Our parenting skills are TERRIBLY lacking.
We were taught better, we know better, yet on others we place the blame.
Instead of being responsible and raising our kids, we treat them like they’re a pain.
These children we shake our heads at, and cross the street to avoid,
Are the same children who ARE the future, now, think about it real HARD.
Ten years from now, having had no direction & upbringing, where will the world be?
I’m afraid when I imagine the possibilities, afraid enough for both you and me.
Question: What can we as Christians do about it?