Sunday, November 27, 2011
Worthy of love.
Today in church the person who prepared the lesson brought up some very important points that I thought would be good to pass along. She asked the question, how do we show love for our children? There were many answers to this question of course, the one that struck me is that just like God allows each one of go through our challenges and struggles, he still loves us and has provided us with instruction, direction and the privilege of being able to communicate with him. Do we remember to love our children by letting them be themselves? Accepting them as individuals and teaching them love and respect for themselves?
I know that when our children where younger it is easy to think that we can decide everything for them. Sadly, they don't learn much or even independence this way. Just as God loves us so much as to let us learn our own lessons, we must also love our children enough to let them learn for themselves and still love and accept them even when they make decisions that will have outcomes different than we would chose for them.
Some have challenged us as we have raised our children to be freethinkers and often times, non-conformists. Hopefully we have taught them to love and accept themselves for who they are and for their individuality. My sincerest desire is that they love live, themselves and have respect for life and for others as we have for them.
As parents, we sacrifice much for their well being, heart and soul, energy and effort, money and time. It is these sacrifices that build the next generation. Let's hope that we have taught them well to respect the value of their own lives and to the lives of others.
I challenge you to look at your own life, ask yourself, what blessings do I have that show God's love for me? How can repay him for all the blessings we receive. I know that I can never repay him even with a lifetime's effort, I can only hope to pass what love I have received on to others.
I am thankful for each one of you who read and consider my words and thoughts. Thank you for visiting. If I may ask, pass the love on. Let someone know today how thankful you are for them, for them being just exactly who they are and that they are worthy of love.
May your heart be swollen with gratitude this beautiful day. May you warm the heart of another. Most of all, may you know that you are loved and that you are worthy of that love!
Peace, love and good will be yours.
Posted by WilyBCool at 2:01 PM