Children are Our Blessings

Children are a blessing from God. They are truly a bundle of joy from the first moment you see that little person until the time they become young men and women, you marvel at how they grow, develop their own personalities, and prepare to leave the nest.

My first child still holds a special spot in my heart. It’s not that I favor him over the other two boys but it’s that God entrusted me with this little life first and I marvel at what he has become today. Psalm 127:3 Don’t you see that children are GOD's best gift? the fruit of the womb his generous legacy?

They are truly a gift but not always the perfect gift. My son from the first moment of birth would look at me and just light up and I would light up when I looked at him. He had that smile and mannerism that just melted everyone’s heart from the first time they met him. My mother lived with us and she was a big influence in my son’s life. Life was good until adolescence hit.

At about the age of 14 my child turned into someone else’s child. What should I do where should I turn? Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;. I turned to the Lord. I prayed and cried and prayed and cried and I never stopped talking to my son, loving on my son and caring for my son. Although it appeared he was not listening, he was. Proverb 22:6 Point your kids in the right direction— when they're old they won't be lost. I held fast to this and as my child wouldn’t come home for 2 days and I would ask him when should I call the police to report a missing child 24 hours, 48 hours, when? Although I knew where he was, he didn’t know I knew. I wanted him to know that it was his safety and well being I was concerned with and that I loved him and wanted the best for him.

Psalm 130:5 I pray to God—my life a prayer— and wait for what he'll say and do. I never stopped praying and I never stopped crying out to the Lord just to give me guidance and direction with my son. The Lord is faithful and he hears our pray. It seems like those 2 years were an eternity. However, my son and I both made it through. Children are a blessing from God.

My son is 26 years old this year and he’s working as a youth coordinator at his church. It’s a small congregation and the youth group he works with numbers about 10. He has always had a way with kids and had worked babysitting for members of the church. He loves what he’s doing and the minister and the members are excited to have him as a part of their church. I continue to pray for my son but mostly I give thanks to God for continuing to work out his perfect plan in my life and my son’s life. The road has been rocky but I am sure God was preparing my son to work with the youth he’s working with today.

I marvel when I hear my son talk and I know that God is leading him. I continue to encourage him and I continue to pray that God would use my son in a mighty way to further Him kingdom. I will never stop praying because God is faithful and he answers pray. I will also never stop giving God the glory for what’s happening in my son’s life. Children are a blessing from God and I thank God for my miracle each and every day.

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