The holiday is over. The excitement of the moment is finished. The children are tired of all their new things. They are just plain tired. And they take it out on parents. They have less life experience than we do and haven’t yet learned the lessons that make them adults.
It is said that children are like flowers in a bouquet. No matter how you arrange them there is always one looking in the wrong direction. (Marcelene Cox)
Doctor Seuss said that children are just outdated adults. I might add some adults are past their best sell date. Those are childish adults. They whine when the excitement is over. They live to break the rules, turn in the wrong direction, and disturb others and cause havoc.
Children learn by watching their parents. Might I ask what you are teaching your children today?
Watch what God does, and do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. (Ephesians 5:1, MSG)
“In a word, what I’m saying is, Grow up. You’re kingdom subjects. Now live like it. Live out your God-created identity. Live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives toward you.” (Matthew 5:48, MSG)
Prayer- Father, open our eyes to adult behavior in Christ. Amen.