Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Gift of Children

English: Jesus Christ with children
English: Jesus Christ with children (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Children are a heritage from the Lord,
    offspring a reward from him.

Psalm 127:3

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       When I hear stories like the one about the recent abortion clinic doctor, I have to wonder about the minds of the people who were so willing to terminate a life that God had put into their bodies.  Who were these children who had their lives ended before they even had the chance to begin living?  What could they have become?

        I am so thankful for my own children.  Sharing their formative years was like a reward to me.  They will be the ones to carry on my legacy for whatever it may be worth.   Now my daughters are giving me grandchildren and I am filled with so much gladness when I see those little ones or talk to them on the phone.  I give part of myself for all of them--children and grandchildren- to carry with them into the future.  

         How long will my memory live on after my body ceases?   I have given my children their childhood and they gave me back my childhood.  The young help to keep us in a younger state of mind.  I want to embrace that so I can be ready for the Kingdom.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Matthew 19:14

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  1. Grandchildren are the reward you get for NOT killing your own children. You have been rewarded by God.

  2. Great Post Lee. well written.


  3. "Who are these children...?" I wonder about this every day. Aren't you the proud papa and grandpa? Love the way you expressed your children giving you back your childhood, Lee. :)

  4. Thanks to all of you for stopping by with your encouraging words.



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