Friday, January 15, 2016

God Chose Children

God chose to send His son Jesus Christ to die for our sin. Aren’t you thankful that Mary and Joseph chose to have their son?
Here is a recent devotional I wrote about God’s attitude toward children. Remember, you were once a child too. He chose to bring you into this world. He chose you!
God Chose Children
Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." Genesis 1:27
I notice how God chose to have children. They were not an accident - He wanted them. We continue to read the historical account, "God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth."

Some people don't want to have children because of the inherent problems and heartaches. Others may have felt unwanted by their parents. However, God chose to have us, knowing we would bring Him many problems! He knew we would break His heart by rejecting His love, rebelling against Him, and going our selfish way. And yet He still went ahead and made us. He knew that it would cost Him everything to buy us back from our sin. He would have to come and die on the cross and pay the ultimate price to rescue us. Why create creatures who were going to be ungrateful? Because it is His nature: "God is Love."

God wants us to experience the joy of loving others, and that is why we choose to have children. Not because they are easy or pain-free, but because we want to love them. Ask God to empower you to sacrificially love your children (and all those in your life) as He loved you.


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