“Oh, that they had’ such a heart in them that they would fear Me
And always keep all My commandments,
That it might be well with them and with their children forever!”
MANY PEOPLE believed that childhood is the happies stage in life, and I have no doubt that it is, or at least is should be, because with a short life and a few experiences, children are like a seed that has just been planted in life’s from this furrow, waiting to bloom and bear fruit, Unfortunately, reality often differs from this idea situation. Millions of Children around the world live in stage of loneliness and abandonment, even while they are with people who should provide safety, bonding, affection, and respect, such as parents, guardians and teachers. Let’s no deceive ourselves, many children suffer a lot.
Every mother’s duty is to treat her child with dignity, and much more in the case of a Christian mother. She is the child’s first provider. Children are in a vulnerable position with respect to adults: physically, mentally and spiritually; it’s a double-edged sword. Because they have malleable minds, children can be educated, instructed, guided, led and loved so they will become Gods worthy children; but on the other hand, their vulnerability places them at risk when they are in the care of abusive adults who assault them physically or emotionally, restrict their right to grow and develop, don’t provide for their needs and exploit them, which generates fear, distrust, rebelliousness, hatred, resentment and open or covert, violence in their minds and hearts.
Fortunately, Christian homes have been instructed by God on how to raise their children. The Lord, as a loving and compassionate God, teaches and leads us in the art of parenthood through direct guidelines.
We should commit to lead out children according to those principles, and we should now take up this task, because our children’s salvation depends on it.
“When the judgment shall sit, and the books shall be opened. . . many will raise their crowns in sight of the assembled universe and, pointing to their mother, say, ‘She made me all I am through the grace of God. Her instruction, her prayers, have been blessed to my eternal salvation’ » (Last Day Events, ch. 20, p. 247).
Today, when you set breakfast before your children, do it as if Jesus Himself were the One serving them.