Planting Seeds of Righteousness

Over the course of the last few months, my wife and I have been watching Call The Midwife, a long-running BBC television series about a group of nurse-midwives working in the East End of London in the late 1950s into the 1960s. During each and every episode, we get to watch the midwives deliver one, two, or three babies. The joy with which they do their jobs reminds us that each birth is truly miraculous, and each baby is a precious divine image-bearer. We have also been reminded that our children are being born into a broken world that could so easily misshape them as they grow up and come of age. But we also recognize the high calling and privilege of Christian parenting as we nurture our kids in the life-giving message of the Gospel. Never forget that a child’s life is fertile soil. Any seed planted will grow, both seeds of weeds and seeds of righteousness. May we ever be mindful of our role as gardeners as we steward God’s good gift of our children.