PARENTS AND CHILDREN
“And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.”
Mark 10:14-15 KJV
A mother said to her daughter “Your dad wants to see you”. Her daughter replied “Am I in trouble?” The mother said “Why do you kids always think you’re in trouble if your dad or I want to talk to you?” Her son said “Experience”. How sad that some parents only talk to their children when they punish them.
There are some children who run in terror to hide because they hear their parents yelling at each other and they also see them throwing things at each other and hitting one another. A little boy went to a neighbor’s house and said “Can I come in? I’m afraid to go home because my parents are fighting”.
How it must break our Heavenly Father’s heart when He hears the way we talk to each other and He sees us fighting. A man said “What I do in my home when I close the door is nobody’s business but mine”. That is not a true statement because God sees everything and hears everything.
We read in the Bible “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?” (Psalms 139:7) It doesn’t matter where we are or what we are doing. God sees us and He hears us. Are we making God happy by the things we are doing or are we hurting Him and breaking His heart?
Joanne LoweDecember 10, 2017