Uhhuhhhhmm…I sighed as I dried the dishes from dinner.
“No sighing,” my mother said.
I thought I could go through the motions of my chores as a 12 year old and still express my disgruntled feelings. I learned I cannot do that as a Christian because it is an attitude that God judges, an attitude of the heart.
When the Israelites became weary in the desert, and murmured and complained about their lack of provision to Moses; they did not enter the promised land.
As we age and switch roles with our parents, we might hear them complain about the new season they are entering, or worry about having enough to sustain them in the way they are accustomed.
We need to give them a tender hug and repeat the lessons of faith and attitude they taught us,