Scripture: Genesis 1:28
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number…”
Part of God’s blessing is the ability to have children. Now, some parents understand that blessing; others don’t. After all, children are difficult at times, and expensive, and they take all your free time. And they provide another topic for you to disagree with your spouse about. And, and, and…
God says they’re a blessing. So, how can Christian parents treat their children and appreciate their children as the blessings that they are? How can we show our children that we value them as God’s blessings to us?
As you reflect on God’s blessing to you, think about these questions:
- What qualities has God taught you through your struggles and efforts in raising a child?
- How has God enriched your life through the presence of your child or children?
- In what ways has having children helped you to relate to God better?