The Truth of Parenting

Children don’t seem to understand!

Luke 9:10-17

Reference: but the crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing. (‭Luke‬ ‭9‬:‭11‬ NIV)

Explore: Parenting is not easy. There are times when all you want to do is have a little peace and quiet on your own, but children don’t seem to understand!

There is no personal space, no quiet time and no sleep ins. I love them but I can get to a point where I feel there is no me, it’s just them.

Don’t get me wrong, there’s much to love, but parenting is certainly all consuming.

Application: While there are only four children in my household, Jesus had thousands of children wanting His attention. He couldn’t go anywhere without them wanting to hear more and receive more from Him.

And His response? He welcomed them.

It seems even the Son of God was willing to put aside His agenda to care for those He loved. He had made other plans, but they weren’t aware of His personal space.

We’re fortunate God is still like this for us today. There is no matter too small we can’t come to God with.

It doesn’t matter what time of the day it is, or how many times we’ve already called out, God is always there for us.

Prayer: Lord, thank You for Your love and faithfulness to us, day in and day out. Amen.

Don’t hold back, what do you want to say to God today?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.