Children

If you want to have a extra special place in my heart, love my children. Hug them. Tell them they are handsome. Run to them if they are hurt. Hold them. Teach them.

Don’t you think God feels the same way?

Nothing frustrates me as a parent more than when the kids are not getting along. The inevitable scream (or screech in E’s case), followed by stomping of feet, hitting, etc. When they calm down and reconcile, maybe start sharing, it is wonderful.

Don’t you think God feels the same way?

In His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus says He came, not to abolish the Law or Prophets, but to fulfill them (Matthew 5:17). In Matthew 7:12 He says, “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” This is how we love. The next verse describes this way as narrow, but this way leads to LIFE!

If we love others, our Father is pleased. They are His children, just as we are His children. If we live peacefully with each other, sacrificing ourselves if need be, our Father is pleased. They are our brothers and sisters.

This not optional. This is LIFE!

John 10:10 ESV The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

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