Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sunday's Thought!

"Clouds in the Heavens"
(C) Allen Pearson

Over the past few years, I've gotten back into watching some of the old black and white television shows of the 1950's and 60's. I love watching episodes of "I Love Lucy," "Dennis the Menace," "Father Knows Best," "Hazel," "Andy Griffith," "Donna Reed" and "Leave it to Beaver." The old shows remind me of my childhood when we were allowed to watch only a few shows a day. What? My parents didn't allow my brother and I to watch much television as they wanted us to spend time outside playing and learning to entertain ourselves. Back then, I didn't understand that, but now as I look back, I can see their point. I don't need to rely on television or video games to keep me entertained These days, I prefer to be outside more than sitting inside watching TV.

As I watch these old shows, in many of the episodes, I can see some great moral and values lessons. Do not steal, or lie, always be a friend, and always go to church on Sunday. Nothing should keep you from church on Sunday.

One of my favorite episodes of "Leave it to Beaver" is where Beaver gets into some trouble. He is trying to trick someone which just leads him into more trouble. As the episode plays through you see his escapades and adventures to stay out of trouble himself while he was getting into it and he learns that it doesn't work. In the end, June, his mother shares, that "although other people may not know what you've done, God does." Beaver is surprised and listens intently. June continues, "God knows all and sees all and still loves you." I was surprised to see the true lesson that June was teaching Beaver on television. All truth.

My parents grew up in homes with a Christian influence. My father was a Pastor's Kid, known in Christian circles as a "PK" and my mother's mother was a Christian raised her in the church and Christian life. I was blessed with being raised in a Christian home being taught family and Christian values.

These values, have followed me through life. After I became a Christian, God has always been a part of my life directing it in the way He knows is best.  If you would like to learn more about Jesus, God, and becoming a Christian, please visit Peace With God.