Children are an heritage of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is his reward. ~ Psalm 127:3 KJB
There is a certain level of pride and joy that illuminate in my heart the moment that I look into the beaming eyes of my children. They are grown yes, but the love is getting stronger with the passing of time.
The feeling is much the same with my 28 month old grandchildren. And with them, the memories of their parents when they too were little is as fresh as the dew in the morning.
They bring me happiness. They make me smile and at times, they have me bursting with laughter. 🙂 I love their innocence, something that I wish they never loose. [note I said wish]
For those of you who are reading this post and have children or grandchildren, natural born, adopted or spiritual sons and daughters, I am certain that you too can identify with my shared thoughts and emotions.
Children are a reward and a gift from the Lord. They are precious, and are to be accounted as blessings and not burdens. They are God’s jewels, not pawns or possession.
In spite of the good children are meant to be to us, sadly, very often we hear or we read about the suffering of children how they are being treated, raped, sold into slavery, kidnapped to be made as war criminals or forced into marriages and some are even auctioned off on the black market to the highest bidders.
Here is our opportunity to pray fervently for them and to pray with them. Another part of our duties as parents also is to teach them to pray. Prayer changes everything.
Let’s not forget to teach them the word of the Lord, His laws and commands.
Remember, we are to train up a child in the way he should go so that when he is old/er he will not depart from the training and teaching you would have instilled in him/her when they were a young child.
We thank you Lord for our children, the blessing that you have given to us. We ask for your divine protection, and for covering them under your precious blood. Keep them from harm and danger and from every fiery dart of the enemy. We pray for your guidance as we raise them. As you teach us may we in turn impart and instil godly values and principles for them to be outstanding citizens in Jesus name, amen.
What activities do you engage in with your children to ensure that they stay on track so that they grow up into responsible adults in society?