March 15, 2010
2 Timothy 2:1-2
EARS TO HEAR is the radio ministry of FAMILIES•BY GOD• For EARS TO HEAR, here’s Tim Glisson.
Fred Weir is a knowledgeable man. As a former elementary school principal Fred knows kids. As a dad and now grandparent, Fred knows kids grow up fast. And as a wise man of God, Fred knows its God’s design that kids have mentors.
Knowing that mentoring must be intentional, three years ago Fred committed to tutor 12 year old Sterling. Knowing that mentoring must be deliberate, Fred came up with a plan. And knowing that mentoring must be relational, Fred Weir scheduled time – daily – to be about his young charge.
On days Fred and Sterling could be together, Fred was Sterling’s teacher: history, math, geography, sports, family or friends, it didn’t matter the subject: when teachers teach students learn.
On days they were apart, Fred and Sterling talked over the phone or exchanged letters. It didn’t matter the topic, when friend’s listen, hearts are revealed.
And on days they couldn’t connect, Fred Weir offered up the greatest gift any mentor can offer his protégé: he prayed for him. It didn’t matter the petition when Godly men pray, God listens.
Fred Weir is a knowledgeable man, and I am a lucky one, because Sterling is my son. Three years ago a twelve year old boy – today a fifteen year old man of God. Thanks Fred.
If you have EARS to HEAR God’s heart for kids, please visit our website at FAMILIESBYGOD.org. For EARS TO HEAR, I’m Tim Glisson.