Children are a gift from the LORD ; they are a reward from him.
~ Psalm 127:3 [NLT]
Children as true possessions of the Lord have such incredible value. As parents, caregivers, grandparents, and adults with influence we cannot take our calling to be shepherds of their hearts lightly.
When we really consider our lives, what of our many investments do we expect to outlive us? Which of these pursuits hold true value? Passing on a heritage that included the hope of Heaven, faith in a God that cares for us, and the love of Jesus matters so much more than almost anything else we place our time and efforts into. It is a gift to be able to pass on God’s love to the next generation.