One day, while a friend was visiting, she told me about the Backpack for Kids program. Apparently, not only do schools provide breakfast and lunch for under-privledged kids, but now some school send home a backpack each weekend full of food in case the parents don't feed them. Also, during the summer months it's becoming more and more common for parks all over the nation to host breakfast and lunch programs to feed kids who may not get fed at home. When did it become O.K. to have kids and not take care of them?
Many individuals are relying on the government to take care of their kids. I'm appalled to find out some people who get Medicaid and Food Stamps, and other government assistance, spend the money on everything but their kids, and then expect the government to feed their kids, clothe their kids, provide school supplies and Christmas presents for their kids.
Psalms 127:3-5 (NIV) “Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.”
Tell your children that they are blessing from God, gifts to Mommy and Daddy. Let them know you believe God has entrusted you with their care. Let them know you love them and are trying to care for them to the best of your ability.
Values and Morals are taught by example. You are the example of Christ love to your children. Let them see His Light SHINE in you. Let children know God has a purpose and a plan for each and everyone of them. Teach children that you believe it is your responsibility to instruct them and care for them and provide for them, equpping them to the best of your abilities to eventually serve Him.
The government which was first created on the belief of, “In God We Trust,” is now “In the government we trust.” No one is going to teach your children God's love, morals, values and compassion for others.That must come from you.
Don't get me wrong. There are people who are truly in need our help.I recognnize this, and for those people, truly in need, I'm all for helping them out. I believe everyone of us would empty our pockets, our closets and our pantries to help a person truly in need. And, if we can't do it on our own, our church families and local non-profit organizations should help, not the government.
We are all one big family in God, brothers and sisters in Christ. You would never let a family member go without. If they need education, it's provided. Transportation, yes you're there. Medicine or medical care, yes, everyone chips in. Clothes? Food? Absolutely! We shouldn't see it any different for a neighbor, a friend or a family on the street living in a box. Start teaching your children this concept now.
Children are a blessing,not a burden. They are gifts from God. Rejoice in that gift, and for goodness sakes, feed your kids, teach your kids, provide for your kids,and most of all…love your kids.
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Amy, My wife is a teacher in a very poor community. She often tells me that some of her kids only get the breakfast and lunch that the school serves. It is a very sad situation. I’m not sure exactly what is going through these parents mind. However, in these cases, I’m glad my tax dollars are going to these children. I’m just not sure if the cycle of dependence will just continue. Thanks, Jeff http://www.godsurfer.com/