What our children are
A young couple mailed an announcement, accompanied by a picture, so others could rejoice with them on the arrival of their first child.
It’s obvious they treasured her as a precious gift from God.
When Jacob and Esau reunited, Esau asked, “Who are these with you?” Jacob replied, “The children whom God has graciously given your servant” (Genesis 33:5).
After Jacob had lost his eyesight, he asked his son Joseph, “Who are these?” Joseph answered, “They are my sons whom God has given me here” (Genesis 48:8-9).
How we view our children
Would that all parents viewed their children as gifts from God—not as burdens and inconveniences, sources of mess, noise, and bother.
A father told me. “I enjoyed my children.” I expect the feeling was mutual.
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/
Adapted from an article by JDG in the daily devotional guide Power for Today
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