I prayed for this child, and the Lord answered my prayer. He gave me this child. And now I give this child to the Lord. He will serve the Lord all his life.” Then Hannah left the boy there and worshiped the Lord. (1 Samuel 1:27, 28 ERV)
Good morning, this is Sheveze, sharing something for the parents.
We talk about love a lot, who loves who, what it should look like and when it’s been destroyed. If you look at how God views love and how we do, it’s different.
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous, it does not brag, and it is not proud. Love is not rude, it is not selfish, and it cannot be made angry easily. Love does not remember wrongs done against it. Love is never happy when others do wrong, but it is always happy with the truth. Love never gives up on people. It never stops trusting, never loses hope, and never quits. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ERV)
Many of us love our children like this. Through the years the love grows, deepens and expands. We want to hug them, kiss away their fears, rub away their worries and shout the victory for their joy. A parents love is endless and fearless and extends to their friends and mates.
How many of you can agree that watching your children grow up and endure pain and heartbreak and hurts and disappointments is tough? Well this is when we have to trust God, know that he has their future in his hands and he loves them even better than you can. I can remember the prayers and the tears I shed for my child, and one day God reminded me that just like he was the God of Jacob, Moses, Abraham and Sheveze he would be her God if I got out of the way! He showed me that my love and me trying to fix her life was hindering her ability to trust God, to get to know him like I did!
All I could do was cry, I love The Lord and trust him but I was preventing the child of my heart from experiencing the fullness of Christ. Not anymore.