A Gift from the Lord

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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