SEEDS OF FAITH
Read Matthew 19: 13-15
Train children in the way they should go; when
they grow old, they won’t depart from it.
My parents were of Armenian heritage. My mother’s name
was Zabel, or Isabel. I give thanks to God for my parents and
their legacy of family prayer.
I remember with fondness each night when my
mother would place a worn
carpet on the floor. She, my
father, my three siblings,
and I would sit in a circle as my mother read a daily devotional. Then she would open her Bible and read the scripture
in her language. We all listened attentively. We would offer
our reflections, and then my mother would ask us to join in a
Today I begin each day reading a portion of scripture along
with the daily devotional from El Aposento Alto, the Spanish-language edition of The Upper Room. The meditations and
life experiences of our brothers and sisters around the world
enrich my life. I treasure the seeds of faith my mother planted
in us — the discipline of devotional reflection, Bible reading,
and prayer. Her great faith continues to inspire me and keeps
me centered on God’s will for my life.
Prayer: Creator God, thank you for the teachings and guidance of those whose faith has created the foundation of our
own spiritual formation. Amen.
Rebeca Boyadjian Fahmazian (Uruguay)
Prayer Focus: CHILDREN WITHOUT
A SUPPORTIVE FAMILY
— Proverbs 22: 6 (CEB)
Thought for the Day
How might I plant the seed
of faith in another?