“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
What do you believe is your greatest earthly treasure? A cherished heirlom from your grandmother? A delicate ring from your beloved husband? A homemade candy dish made with tiny hands of love? Such good things. We have each been entrusted with such great blessings, gifts, and talents by our Creator. He has chosen us to steward them for His glory and to grow His kingdom here on earth and for eternity, and He lavishes His love upon us through every outpouring of His goodness.
So what could possibly be greater than these good things? Our children. Our grandchildren. Our legacies. The future. God chose us to personally raise the next generation of messengers for His kingdom. Our children are more than our treasures. They are the gift of our loving Heavenly Father to train up and release into the world as future warriors for Him! He has entrusted them to us...
Lord, strengthen us, equip us, and teach us how to best raise up our beloved children to know, love and serve you forever!