by | Feb 4, 2022 | Family, Parenting

“But Jesus called the children to him and said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.'” (Luke 18:16 NIV)

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6 ESV)

I didn’t give birth to any kids but I have 2 daughters who adopted me. I love them both dearly and have many grand and great grandchilden. I love every one of them.

Kids are a wonderful invention. They are a gift from God to you. It’s your job to raise them and protect them. Train them to be decent human beings who love God and others.

All too often parents park their kids in front of the TV or computer to keep them entertained. Or even gaming systems. Jesus called the little children to him. He wanted to hang out with them.

There’s a song called “Thank God for Kids”:

“Thank God for kids there’s magic for a while.
A special kind of sunshine in a smile.
Do you ever stop to think or wonder why?
The nearest thing to heaven is a child.”

Thank God for Kids

The room lights up when a baby smiles. They depend on you for their very existence. That’s what Jesus wants from us. He wants us to depend on Him for everything. Not just when we are in crisis mode, but all the time. He wants us to have that child like faith.

Remember when you were little? You believed what your elders told you because you had faith in them. Now that you are older, your child like faith has dimmed, hasn’t it? I admit it, mine has. But I am working on it. Are you?

On these cold, snowy days, when school is closed, pull out some board games. Play with your kids. Bundle up and go build a snowman, have a snowball fight. Go sledding. Find an activity the whole family can do. Spend time with your kids. Read them a story. Preferably a Bible story. Tell them about Jesus. Years from now this is what they will remember about you.

And smile.

Jesus loves you. Have a blessed day.

Kathy Keller
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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