Life on the Go For Moms
Written by Harrison House
Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!
Do you recall the day you brought your child home for the first time—the joy and the anxiety of calling this perfect being your own? Deep inside you felt the weight of value God placed on this child, and you wanted to become the best parent you could be in order to give this child more than you ever had.
Whether that day in your life was yesterday or ten years ago, God wants you to know that He still holds your child close to His heart. He sent Jesus to demonstrate His love and honor for His children. In Matthew 18:3-6, He acknowledges children's ability to believe in Him and pronounces harsh judgment on any who would deter them from walking with Him.
In Matthew 18:10, He speaks of the continual attentiveness of God and His angels to the well-being of children. His statement is a warning to any who would harm them, yet an encouragement to any who pursue their welfare.
Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
In Matthew 19:13-15, He welcomes the little children and lays His hands on them:
Then some children were brought to Him so that He might lay His hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, "Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there."
With His welcome, Jesus succinctly conveys God's value for these young ones; and with His blessing, He administers the power of God to them to pursue Him all of their days.
Today, we are privileged to bring our children to Jesus so that they can know Him, believe in Him, and receive His blessing and anointing in their lives. We have the responsibility to live right before them and before the God who is continually watching over them. And we have the mandate to esteem them, for they are precious in His sight.
Take A BreakRemind your kids how precious they are to God—and to you.
Source: Life On The Go Devotional For Moms
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers