Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them. Mark 10:16 The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation
Jesus took time out of His busy day to show love to children, should we not imitate Him every day?
How much quality time do you spend with your children?
At meal time (irregardless of whether it is breakfast or dinner) do you sit around the table and talk, cementing your bonds, or do you all sit there with you mugs pasted in front of the idiot box (TV)?
Do you help them with their homework, class projects or go to parent teacher meeting with them?
Do you tuck them into bed and read them bedtime stories them kiss them good night and tell them you love them (that was my personal favorite)?
On the weekend do you do things with them like go to the park or watch a family movie and then talk about it?
You are the potter, they are the mold, what type of vessel are you creating?
Children learn more by watching then listening. What do they see when they see you?
Children learn more by watching then listening. Joseph- Anthony: Green
The same goes for teachers.
At the beginning of each semester I would tell my classes: “I am your teacher. I will work hard for you to be the best teacher for you. You will work hard for me because you love me.” Then I proceeded to prove it. At first they thought I was nuts. After about a month, they were my babies and they knew it. They loved their teacher because they saw their teacher loved them (Kinda like Jesus taught me. We love Him because He loved us first.). I believe what I taught them about love will stay with them all of their lives.
“Children will not remember you for the material things you have provided, but for the feeling that you cherished them.” –Richard L. Evans
Children are Gods gift to you, nurture them properly like you would a garden for you are sowing the seeds of the future. Joseph- Anthony: Green
The same goes for those who are new children in the family of Jehovah. You are to love them as if they were your own children and dedicate yourself to their well being and maturity in Christ as you would your own children.
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Emet (God of truth) for blessing me with all the marvelous teachers You have sent my way. Thank you for guiding me to emulate the greatest Teacher, Jesus. May I inspire all those You bring to me to become loving obedient children of Yours so as to enrich Your treasure in Heaven (to be surrounded by even more loving children of Yours). I meekly ask of this in the name of the greatest Teacher Jesus Christ. Amen
May Gods sunshine always bless you with brightening your day with His love, joy and peace. Joseph a son of Jehovah
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