A Window into Life in the Suburbs

"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." Luke 12:27 (NIV)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I am changing too

Children are God's gifts to us.
Little by little, I am convinced we need them more than they need us.
Not a clingy, possessive sort of need. But we need their eyes (to see the world from their perspective)... their hands (to watch them play and make sense of the world)... their mouths (to hear their sounds of laughter) and most of all, their hearts (to feel their love). 

Without them our notion of "giving" would be feeble, without them "sacrifice" would be an ideal rather than an everyday reality.

Without children, what "love" we claim to have for our fellow humans may never really be tested.

Without them we would struggle to comprehend the depth of the Father's love for us. How he must grieve when we ignore him and how he, the hound of heaven, calls rebels to be children.

Without our children, our world would be flatter, narrower and smaller.

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