Who do we love more than ourselves; why our families of course. My father-in-law used to say that he wouldn’t sell any of his children for a million dollars, but he wouldn’t give a plugged nickel for another one!
We all have days when our kids make us crazy, but God says each one of them is a blessing. He loves them even more than we do and he offers us these amazing promises.
Don’t you see that children are God’s best gift, the fruit of the womb, his generous legacy? Like a warrior’s fistful of arrows are the children of a vigorous youth. Oh, how blessed are you parents, with your quivers full of children! Your enemies don’t stand a chance against you. You’ll sweep them right off your doorstep. (Psalm 127:3-5, MSG)
So no matter what your children are doing today, no matter how much they aggravate you and no matter how they turn out, they are a blessing and God loves them even more than you do.
Prayer – Oh God, the times we yelled at our kids, the mess we made of raising them…and the grace of knowing you’ve got it all in hand. Amen