by Randy Chambers, 2016-05-02
Proverbs 22:6, NIV: Train a child in the way he should go, and when
he is old he will not turn from it.
Raising children can be a great adventure. You may be thinking, “That’s one way
to put it.” From infant to adolescent, and into adulthood, we find joys as well
as sorrows—easy times and challenging ones. And finally the day comes where its
time for the baby bird to spread its wings. You look back at the long road you
traveled to get where you are, and reflect. You look ahead to what is held in an
uncertain future and you pray, and you hope, and you pray some more. Being a
parent is not easy, as any parent will testify. It is so very hard when you see
your children make poor choices, or finding themselves in the middle of
suffering the consequences of their actions. You wonder, you worry, and you
weep. Yet we are offered hope. We can place our children in the arms of our
Lord—trust Him with their safety—knowing He will actively work in their lives to
draw the prodigal children back home.