Friday, September 23, 2011

Faithful Fridays - The Joy of Children

It's Friday again and you know what that means!  :)

I started Faithful Fridays so that Christians could have one designated day a week (although I don't think they should keep it to just one day) to share something about their Faith--a prayer request, answered prayer, Bible verse, something God's laid on your heart, etc.  To participate in Faithful Fridays, just grab the button above for your post along with a link to my blog somewhere in your post, too.  After you've published your post, please come let me know in your comment that you participated and leave me a link to your blog.  I'd love to come read your post!


Most of us at least like kids, right?  The majority of people don't just despise them or anything.  In fact, a lot of us love to be around them and want to have lots of kids!  This may all seem like a personal thing--I mean, does God really care if we like kids or not?--but really, it's talked about in the Bible. 

Sons are a heritage from the LORD,
   children a reward from him.
  Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
   are sons born in one’s youth.
  Blessed is the man
   whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
   when they contend with their enemies in the gate.

Psalm 127:3-5

And do you remember this in the Bible?

But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

Luke 18:16

What is are a Christian's two main goals?  To be like Jesus and witness about Him to others, right?  Jesus loved children.  It is clearly seen in His Word.  And a Christian parent that trains their child up in the Lord and His Word is such a ministry to that child. 

And sometimes it isn't God's Will that someone has marries and has children.  Sometimes it's God's Will that a person have twelve kids or more! 

My point is, we are to love children, older and younger, because today's schoo lchildren are tomorrow's presidents, senators, principals, children's church teachers, and pastors. 

And children are so ever rewarding.  They are so loving.  They basically love you no matter what.  In fact, as I was just typing this, Luke walked up to Mama and said, "Your earrings are beautiful" and then he walked to me and said "Your hair looks perfect.  Your earrings are beautiful."  How sweet is that?

Did your child spill their drink?  Make you hit a button on your computer that messed something up?  Mess up your hair?  Make a mess of the living room with their toys?  Try to brush past it.  It's so hard sometimes--we just get irritated and tired of all that we have to do.  And then that child turns to you and plants a big, warm kiss on your cheek accompanied with a bear hug from chubby little arms and all that irritation melts away. 

So go love a child today (and every other day).  They look up to adults so much!  You can make so much of a difference in their lives. 


retha said...

Such wisdom you speak. Am certain you receive that in your house. And also Luke is showing the examples he sees.

I pray where you go that other grown-ups will also give you that. Not only seeing you as a shorter grown up, but as a child who has grown in CHRIST.

retha said...


Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Hi Joy,

How is that you came to be so wise? :) I agree with you wholeheartedly and I think you are wonderful with children. I can't wait to see what God has for your future. I know there have to be children involved somewhere and somehow!

Love you!

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Oh yeah, and of course, I am participating in Faithful Friday!

Love you! 10!

Never So Simple said...

What a wonderful post! Joy you are growing up too fast. I have enjoyed watching you grow and look forward to watching Luke grow through your mom and you! I agree with your mom you are one very wise young lady.


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