Children Are A Blessing From The Lord

Years ago, when our kids were small, I was complaining about how much something costs for the kids. My Dad said, “Gregg, don’t ever begrudge one penny you spend on those little fella’s.”
Daddy was right. Now, he wasn’t talking about a new playstation or big-screen tv or something like that. He was talking about necessities and maybe a little beyond.
“Don’t ever begrudge one penny you spend on those little fella’s.”
Good advice… and still good advice today.
Psalms 127:3 says, “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.” Children are indeed a blessing but, people don’t always see it that way.
When I was in seminary, I had a class under a particular professor. This man had been a Pastor most of his life and then he became a professor at NOBTS. In his lectures, he would often tell stories from his days as a Pastor.
One day, he told a story about how the church being reaching young families. When he went to the church as Pastor, they weren’t reaching young families but he led the church to begin doing so. One Wednesday night, during a meal time the children were making some noise and evidently, it was pretty loud. He could tell some of the older members didn’t care for the noise. So, he got up, he got everyone’s attention and said, “Listen! Listen! That sound is the future of this church!” He was talking about the noise the children were making and putting up with the noise was necessary because they represented the future of the church.
Children are special. They are blessings. But some don’t see it that way. Some, see children as a burden.
Jesus said, “Permit the children to come unto me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these” (Mark 10:14).
Two ladies were sitting in a Physician’s office and one lady was complaining about how expensive it was to raise a child. She was going on and on about the money she spent on her kids.
Another lady was listening then she said, “Be thankful you have to spend that money on your child. I would love to have a child to spend on. My child died.”
Children are a blessing from the Lord.

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