A persistent judgment leveled against parents today is this: they gladly provide their children with every resource: Leaders, coaches, teachers, tutors, and youth workers. Certainly children should be happy and well-adjusted. They have everything money can buy. But they do not have the listening ear of Mom and Dad. “Too busy, later, not now, I’m working hard for your good.” Recall the old saying:
“For the want of a nail the shoe was lost;
for the want of a shoe the horse was lost;
for the want of a horse the rider was lost;
for the want of the rider the battle was lost.”
It is still true. For want of caring intimacy, a child’s primary sense of spiritual self-worth can be lost. In many congregations, members find it quite easy to pass by a youth without acknowledgement. Frequently, little sensitivity and encouragement is expressed toward our youth, enabling them to contribute to the cause of Christ. Don’t pass them by – encourage our youth to greater faithfulness.
“Train up a child in the way he should go, And even when he is old he will not depart from it” (Pro. 22:6).
Think About It!
Have A Great Day!