How to Love: Your Kids

Monday, February 13, 2012

One generation will commend your works to another;
they will tell of your mighty acts.

They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty,
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.

They will tell of the power of your awesome works,
and I will proclaim your great deeds.

They will celebrate your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of your righteousness.

Psalm 145:4-7

When one generation shares, the next will meditate, will proclaim, will celebrate. That is what the Bible tells us. One generation can open the eyes of the next, influence their thinking, and introduce them to God. Such power. . . Sharing God with our children must be the highest duty, and the greatest way to love.

I don't always think about that, but on one recent day, I did. Little Guy and I had a picnic at a local park. It was warm and beautiful, especially for January.

We talked about God blowing the wind through the trees, and we watched pelicans dive for their lunch. We looked for his favorite birds, the ibis. Seagulls soared, with wings stretched wide, and we looked straight up to see them.

We spotted one puff of a cloud, and watched it fade into nothing.

I'd never watched that happen before. The cloud literally disappeared before our eyes. We talked about how God must be playing one of Little Guy's favorite games, Hide and Seek, with us. We laughed.

Then I looked down and found this:

We brought it home, shared it with the rest of the family, and put it in a frame. It felt like such a reward. For me, it will always be a perfect reminder of God's love, and the day I purposefully shared it with my son.

How can you love your kids by sharing God with them today?

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2 Responses to “How to Love: Your Kids”

  1. How awesome to be able to share God with your kids - I missed out on that as my parents were still atheist when I was little (thankfully that changed) but I'm so looking forward to sharing God'e love my my little girl when she is born next month

  2. Congratulations, Tracey! I'm sure your daughter will be a huge blessing to you and you to her.