I have today off! Meaning that I have no prep work to do for tomorrow. This is something that only happens for this preacher every couple of months, so when it does I usually try to make sure that family time gets marked down for the entire slot on Saturday. This being the case, I asked my 3-year-old yesterday what she wanted to do today. Her answer was, “Just play games with you.”
Children want their parents; they really do (at least the ones a few years south of teenage-hood do…and let’s face it, most of the teenagers still want the same, they just don’t know how to say it anymore).
Not only do children want their parents, children need their parents (especially those teenagers) in their life too. It’s as essential to their development as an adult as a well-balanced breakfast, exercise and education. It’s called structure. Believe it or not children need someone in their life that they can honor! Because when there is no one in their life to honor, dishonor usually follows their life.
Science is still continuing to do studies that show how important both parents are to children, but the Bible closed the book on the subject a long, long time ago…parents need to be involved in their child’s life because that’s what they want, and that’s what they need.
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”” (Ephesians 6:1-3)