Tonight, I thank God once again for bringing into life good character in my girl’s life. I recognized that it’s purely the work of God in her life.
Had a tea-break conversation with one my colleagues on children and schooling. I was saddened by her remark that she had to scare the child to study. I’m more saddened also to know that it is out of her love, she resorted to do that. For fear that the child given without fear of future, will not be able to make it in future.
What I thought is the best hope is that this colleague surrendered it to God. And I think that’s the best thing a parent could do. When we go to God on our knees, acknowledging that we can’t change our children, and their lives is entirely in God’s grace. So I prayed that God would turn this for good.
The question puzzles me, “why did God punish Eve and all women with so much pain in child-bearing? And why did God punish Adam and all men with much pain in working to earn a living?” Both are the life-line of mankind existence, and the closest which we instinctively will draw meaning and identity in life. Out of all the punishments God could have inflicted for the disobedience, why did He chose this one?
Posted in God's Love, Life, Love, Thankful, Wisdom
Tagged Birth, Cross, Daily Life, God's Glory, Grace, Salvation, Son of God, Wisdom, Work
This morning as I was meditating on my children and the glory of God, I thought I understand my youngest girl behavior better.
Yesterday she behaved very badly. She threw tantrum, demanding her ways, and the scariest is being unpredictable. In one moment, she was a very sweet girl, and the next instant, she could scream and yell, insisting her will.
I remembered what I read about the description of Trump. He was described as impulsive and unpredictable. For a moment, I thought my girl more like daughter of Trump than daughter of mine.
Until I realized that it’s actually a universal heredity. I do also being unpredictable and insisting on my will at times. It is more natural to be unpredictable than predictable, because we want to get what we want. And what we want is always changing. We don’t wake up each day and say I want to do God’s will. We pray that our will be done.
So, this little girl is showing nature of sin which we all share. She wants her things, and it is and it will always be changing. May God have mercy on her and me.
When she was still a baby, we saw this persistent character in her. She would not be distracted nor satisfied with anything less than what she has set her eyes on. She would persist till she got what she wants.
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Tagged Children, Faith, Illustration, Jesus, Parable, Persistance, Prayer