“Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds;
tie them as reminders on your hands
and bind them on your foreheads.
Teach them to your children,
speaking about them when you sit at home
and when you walk along the road,
when you lie down and when you get up.
Write them on the doorposts of your houses and on your gates.”
“Children are a gift from the Lord;
they are a reward from him.”
God blesses families with children.
But God has also charged us with bringing them up in Him.
“All your children shall be taught by the Lord,
and great shall be the peace of your children.”
“Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Teaching our children
and our children’s children God’s Word,
His love equips them for their lives.
“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me,
and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’ ”
Every child to adult’s walk in life
will be endured with joy when they walk in God’s ways.
No knowing God’s Word,
they will easily be deceived
into ways that will bring them harm.
We celebrate the birth of children
with parties of what will it be? or baby showers.
Often quickly followed by a baptism or baby dedication
..and then they don’t go to church again.
“Children’s children are a crown to the aged,
and parents are the pride of their children.”
“I have no greater joy
than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”
3 John 1:4
The days are dark but God is light.
“Then Jesus cried out,
“Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only,
but in the one who sent me.
The one who looks at me is seeing the one who sent me.
I have come into the world as a light,
so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.”
Lord, help us as we are desperate to have our children
and their children know You.
Make a way today and protect them from the enemy.
In Jesus’ Name
“Oh, that their hearts would be inclined
to fear me and keep all my commands always,
so that it might go well with them and their children forever!”