BLESSINGS TO HIS FLOCK RECEIVING DISCIPLINE,
When we were raising our children in the far east of the Aurora area, there were still cow moos in the morning and deer often could be seen in the pasture and woods to the east of us. There was a crossing in the road from Zeno across Crestridge where our daughters would use it to get to their neighbor friends. The crossing in the Zeno cul-de-sac to their friends was relatively peaceful since cars seldom turned into the cul-de-sac, but when our girls crossed Crestridge it was extremely dangerous since cars came from Tower and suddenly turned into Crestridge.
Time and time again our daughters would start to cross without looking both ways before crossing. They heard a stern rebuke, and one time I got them by the arm with a strong grab. They were startled, and I told them that grab was nothing compared to being hit by a car that can kill you!!! You must look both ways before crossing any street.
I kept thinking back to my high school years where nice Mr. K. our math teacher lost his little daughter who wandered out into the highway and was killed. Shortly after that tragedy his family left the area, and I never heard from them again.
Discipline is a good way for our Father to remind us to be awake, and looking to Him for instruction.