There she was hopping in my garden obviously looking for something. She was much more plump than her mate which told me right away she’s going to be a mama. Soon Mama Robin picked up a small twig as did Papa Robin and off they flew only to return to find more material to use to make their nest. The process was repeated over and over again. When she finally lays her eggs, oh the care that will be given and even more so when the time is come for her little ones to enter the world. But that’s another story.
Many new mom’s and dad’s today spend hours planning and preparing before the arrival of their little one (which is okay). The nursery has to be painted the right color and all the decorations and wall hangings must match. Of course there has to be a theme! Furniture, clothing and all the necessities have to be purchased. And then the waiting begins. But when the time is right, he or she is born.
My hope and prayer is that the same diligence given in preparing for the birth of a child will be given through the years in preparing that child for life itself. It begins with seeing they are in church every Sunday. However, this alone can’t guarantee they will grow up to love the Lord and trust Him as their Savior. They also need to SEE a mom and dad loving each other through thick and thin and demonstrating in their home what it means to truly “follow Jesus.” They need to see love, kindness, mercy, and forgiveness shown to one another in the family circle; most of which are lacking in our cruel world today.
So, Christian parents, grandparents, let’s be the right kind of example to our children so as they head out into the world they are going to be grounded in the Word of God, grounded in godly principles and actions and rather them be drawn into ungodly sins, they will draw others into the same godly relationship they have with Jesus.
Let’s not lose our children to the world. Let’s examine ourselves and see what we need to do differently or what we need to keep doing more of. May God bless our families.
“Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Prov. 22:6