As I was preparing a sermon concerning Paul’s instructions to Titus (Titus 2) the Spirit brought this thought to mind: “Quilting, Campfires, and the Dinner Table.”
I asked the Spirit, “Why quilting, campfires, and the dinner table?” He said, “Let me address quilting first.
Quilting is a place for older women to gather with younger women. During this gathering; they learn about God from a woman’s perspective, they learn of experienced successes and failures, they share things which narrow the gap between generations.
The campfire is a place where older men gather with younger men, after the hunt. During this gathering; they learn about God from a man’s perspective, they learn of experienced successes and failures, they share things which narrow the gap between generations.
The dinner table is a place, where Father and Mother sit together as one flesh. During this setting the young are invited to sit with Mother and Father. They are invited to too learn about God and His grace, and share in all that has arose and fell. They learn about the value of wisdom through the example of combined; experienced successes, and overcome failures. They are invited to ask questions, tell stories, and feel the strength of the unbreakable bond of family.”
After he ended, I asked “Why is this custom a rare find in our culture today?” He replied, “Because of time. Time today, has become reserved for building possessions, prestige, and covetousness. Leaving legacy to fend for its self.” At this point I was in tears; I said, “How do we rekindle this desire and carve out time.” The Spirit of God replied, “When young and old regain the once held, and cherished “respect and affection” for one another.”