1. They Are Worth More Than Any Material Possession
Joseph caryl elaborates on the meaning of Psalm 127:3 pointing out that the Psalmist was reminding the reader that having a home filled with children had more value that a home filled with wealth.
We all seek after and know the value of lifeless treasures but how can we quantify the value of a living treasure? All children come as a blessing but children are especially a blessing to the children of God.
As believers, we know that the things we accumulate in this life have less value than the people around us in this world. Children are precious because we have the knowledge that they are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God (Psalm 139:14).
As parents, we see that God is the true Father of our kids. Parents are stewards of God’s children, taking part in raising them, but knowing that they truly belong to the Lord.
2. Children Are “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” in the Image of God
We know at the very start of the Bible that humankind is unique among all God’s creation. Genesis 1:27 says, “So God created humanity in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he made them.” God made people in his image because he wanted to have a connection with us!
Science proceeds to reveal new layers of this puzzle of the individual soul and unfathomable complexity of the human anatomy. It’s self-evident that folks operate in a degree of consciousness that’s unique from the famous world.
Our feeling, believing, and curious minds compel us to ask questions which direct us to our creator God.
Jesus is telling us that we’re given the chance to be his light and salt in this world. Your kids have the capacity to possess the light of Jesus shine bright. God has a plan and purpose for their lives which has great significance to his Kingdom.
3. We Pass on a Heritage of Faith through Our Kids
Isaiah 38:19 says “It’s the living who give thanks to You, as I do now; A father tells his sons on Your faithfulness.” It’s through our children our religion lives on!
When we actually believe our own lives, what of our most investments do we hope to outlive us? Which of those pursuits maintain accurate price? Passing on a legacy that comprised the expectation of Heaven, faith in a God that cares for us and also the love of Jesus things so far more than anything else we put our efforts and time to.
In the long run we get the pleasure of creating a gorgeous story with our own lives which includes getting the opportunity to pour the love of God into another generation.
Parenting is Holy function, we need every single doses of God’s grace to perform nicely!
4. Your Child Has a God-Given Purpose for You to Help Them in Discovering
Ephesians 2:10 says,”For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” Every quirk, ability and silly portion of your children character was produced by God for good works.
The safety in knowing you’re loved by God called and made to be part of his household is strong!
Parents have been given the pleasure of helping them find who it is that God has called them to be. In a world that’s shouting confusion in regards to our identities we could lead our children to their own sure and accurate identity for a son or daughter of their Lord.
It’s a sacred gift to have the ability to direct our kids as they grow into the people God has purposed them to become.