Train Up A Child In The Nurture and Admonition of the Lord is the topic of this Special Issue. Our intent is to address those dangers facing our children and families that threaten belief and draw us away from the love of God.
The day's work is over and a place on the workbench is cleared for the scroll. By the light of a lamp the child is tutored in the statutes and judgments of the Lord that he might learn them, and keep, and do them (Deuteronomy 5:1). We might imagine that this image reflects a scene played out countless times in Israel through Abraham and Isaac, Eli and Samuel, or perhaps Joseph and Jesus. This cover picture was chosen to reflect the teaching and attention to the law of the Lord that our Heavenly Father commanded be observed and passed on to our children and our children's children. We are to instruct our sons and daughters and help to mentor our youth while their minds are receptive, instilling and reinforcing God's precepts, guiding and encouraging them through the temptations and uncertain years that lie ahead. Our prayer is that this special issue will assist in this loving endeavor.