Friday, January 29, 2010

Train up a child

Proverbs 22:6 - Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.
This is a verse I am clinging to this week. Our hearts were broken this week when our son chose to sin and with sinning he tried to get others to do it too. It was a tough week but we are so grateful for teachers and aides that love us and love our children. It has been a tough lesson for Andrew to learn what is right in the sight of God but we are grateful for his heart and his sincere remorse. As a parent it is tough to discipline and see your child disciplined, but God promises in His Word that if we are faithful, He will be faithful to lead and guide our children. It is our complete prayer that Andrew grows into a man of faith who first and foremost loves Jesus with all his heart. Until that time that he is old enough to choose right decisions on his own, we will be there to lovingly guide and discipline him as needed.
I am trying to remember as parents, we are learning everyday too. We are certainly not perfect but praise God each day brings a new and restored day of learning for us and loving our children more deeply and bringing them to a point of love and loving Jesus!!