Train up a child in the way to go
In these trying times many parents wring their hands and wonder what can they do to encourage their children in these most difficult and perilous times we live. If parents are not wondering and have a wayward child it is not too late. You can do something. Just maybe it is the time to take off the blinders and open your heart and get serious about the well being of your child. Our children are in a mess and we the parents need to help them in the way they should go.
Our Lord intended for parents to care for the children. Our nation founded on biblical principals has taken Jesus out of the picture. We have turned our back on the Creator of the Universe. Not that we could count on the secular world but we could at one time have support in raising our children based on Godly principals. Today our school system is limited by the fact that God has been taken out of the public schools. It is up to us parents to rear our children in the way they should go.
Our children are the future and many of them feel hopeless in these days. The rise in suicides is mind boggling. I heard a stat just a couple of weeks ago. Out of adolescents 14 to 17 yrs. the leading fifth cause of death in the USA, is suicide. The rise in the same aged adolescents who are cutting on themselves is alarming. This is the heartbreaking truth and reality. Our children are seeking for love and safety, for a sense of belonging.
No doubt there is allot more evil and wickedness prevalent at a young age today than we have seen at any other time in our lives. Parents need to take a stand to defend the children. Parents want the very best for their children. Many of them are at wits ends themselves just to keep food on the table. Perhaps you are a parent and feeling overwhelmed and concerned about where the next meal is coming from. Maybe you have forgot about how your son or daughter feel. All parents make errors but we can not afford to make this error and not tell them about Jesus Christ. He is the way the truth and life. Children want love and want to know they are OK. They long for consistent in the home. They long to feel safe and secure. We can try all we want but we fall short. Jesus does not. He is the same every day. His love for us is more then our finite minds can begin to muster. He can save a child and a household. He can mend a broken heart. He can heal a warped mind. He does and He can when we call on His name. He only wants our love. The rest will take care of itself with Jesus in the picture of our lives. Parents are so mixed up today many children flee from home to find something to fill the hole inside of them. It is alarming. There is hope. His name is Jesus Christ.
I encourage you to read my writing posted on hubpages. Hopefully you will be enlightened with the rays of hope found in Jesus. Do not fret, if you do not know Him. Just maybe it is time. You know we do not know what tomorrow could bring so do not be too late. In this lifetime we decide who we will follow. Will it be the ways of the world or the way of Jesus Christ. He is the answer. There is nothing you have done that makes Him love you less. His arms are open for you. He only wants our love.
Jesus tells us in proverbs 22:6 Train a child in the way they should go and when they are old they will not depart from it. Dear parent or grandparent for the sake of your children or children's children get right with God. Get Jesus. Your life will change you will never be the same, your family will not be the same. Trust me I know I once was lost then found.
I pray that God blesses this new year for you and yours with His love and peace that transcends all understanding. Now go and get encouraged.
I love you and Jesus loves you and your children.