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An Advice To Parents

 

(Mark 10:13-16) “And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, ‘Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.’”

“‘Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.’ And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.”

 

 


Over and over again, I have seen how Parents use their children as the excuse for coming late to church. I am not talking about an occasional 10 or 15 minutes entry after service starts, but some families have it as a habit to enter service well after it has started. I often wonder if they are also late for school, soccer practice, movies, and other fun activities planned for after service.

Please understand that you are indirectly calling your children a burden and the reason for your lack of organization. But what is truly destructive is that they hear you and take in those words. We normally curse, insult and confess that our lives are miserable because we have children and are not free to live the life we truly want to live. If you are that kind of a person, I urge you to speak to someone who has been praying for children and is unable to have them.

Children are a blessing, and if you treat them as such, they will grow up to be a blessing. If you have a difficult child, with mental, physical, or emotional problems, they are even a greater blessing as they are teaching you how to have love, patience, and mercy just as Christ has shown first towards you. It is no coincidence that all criminal mind analysts study the relationship these individuals had with their parents.

Imagine how the children felt in this story when Jesus rebuked the disciples that considered them a burden. Jesus gave them a place of honor, by first giving them priority over others, using them as an example of how we need to be in order to enter heaven. He gave them his full attention and listened to them. Sometimes this is all your child needs to know that he is valued and important to you, that his ideas are not stupid but that God can even use them to change the world.

Finally, Jesus gave them the best gift God can give us by laying hands on them and blessing them. I bet you that some of the greatest men and women of God in that generation were those children that Jesus blessed. As a parent, you have the same authority and responsibility over your child as the Father has over us. Therefore start to bless them constantly if you want their life to turn out to be a blessing for you and for others.

 

 

The most difficult children are the ones that teach you how to show unconditional love, practice patience, and experience what Christ has done for us.

 

 


Prayers

• Jesus, You are He who said ‘I will strengthen You and I will help you’, The bright and morning star, Apple tree among the trees of the wood.
• Lord, thank You that you do not consider us a burden when we do not do things according to Your will.
• Forgive us for not understanding Your love towards us like a father, and for not giving that love to the little children.
• Give us Your heart today so that no child will ever be cursed by us, and that we will only speak words of blessing and hope for a bright future for them.
• We cancel any negative words we may have spoken out of frustration over any child.
• Give us the simple, loving, and trusting mindset of a child in order to realize that You are everything for us and that You love us and want to spend time with us.

• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty name. Amen

2 Comments

  1. Andrei Crasto
    20 August 2023 @ 07:07

    Very true

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  2. Deepa Daryanani
    21 August 2023 @ 10:31

    HALLELUYAH ! AMEN 👍😊💯🙏!

    Reply

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