Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. – Proverbs 22:6 NIV
Motherhood is full of paradoxes: fear and triumph, joy and sorrow. We do our best as parents, but God is the ultimate guardian of our children. We can teach our children about Him, but we can’t force them to accept Him.
Our Heavenly Father takes joy when we acknowledge Him.
It is so sweet to hear my son say, “I love you, mom.” For years, I focused on my academic achievements and work. I didn’t necessarily picture what joy a child might bring to my life, but my son is more important than any degree or award I could achieve. He loves me because I am his mom. I pray that when he grows up, he will always love the Lord and will remember the values that my husband and I taught him.
Our Lord always gives us a choice. He loves us beyond comprehension. Amen.