Monday's reading was Psalm 127:3:
"Children too are a gift from the Lord, the fruit of the womb, a reward."This got me to thinking.... how do we treat gifts and rewards that we recieve from "worldly" sources? We often treasure them. Sometimes we keep them just because they were a gift or reward, no matter how ugly or cumbersome it is. We build trophy cases to show off our rewards for things like basketball and soccer. When we recieve a gift from a friend or family member, we anticipate the moment that we open the gift to reveal what our friends think is "perfect" for us.
Now think about this- GOD gave us the gifts of our children! He knows what is perfect for us! He doesn't give ugly or cumbersome gifts! Why do we not treasure our children like we do those worldly gifts sometimes? There are times when we choose the worldly gifts over our children. Like when your son breaks your vase that your great-grandmother gave you. He is punished harshly for an accident, not because of what he did, but because of what he broke.
This passage revealed to me that women (and men) everywhere (including me!) tend to forget that children are a gift. An undeserved reward. I know I do not deserve these beautiful souls that fill my home. Yet, sometimes I take them for granted! May we all remember that our children are a perfect gift from God.
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