Children are a Gift

As we prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day, I thought it would be good to spend our week looking at some helpful parenting truths. The first truth is this: God gives us the gift of children. The psalmist writes, “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!” It’s a big mistake to think of our children as liabilities; they are a reward from God, given to us as a sign of God’s favor. Because he values them so highly, so should we. They are never to be considered an inconvenience or nuisance. I must never forget that even in the midst of difficult times, the children God has given me as gifts remain gifts, whether they are four hours, four years, or fourteen years old. Once a gift, always a gift. We are to bring honor and glory to God by treasuring the God-given gift of our children and teens!