Parents Direction

Psalm 103:8 “The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.”

This verse tells us that God is merciful and gracious.  He extends His great mercy to us and forgives us without holding a grudge.  He is gracious and loving towards us.  He is slow to anger and quick to forgive.

I’m thinking that this verse could be said for an ideal parent.  After all, God is our Father.  Isn’t that what Psalm 23 says?  Our Father who are in heaven. . .

So, shouldn’t we as parents of children also strive to be like this verse.  This to me is a parents direction or guideline for being towards their children.  This is my goal.  Of course, without God there is no way that I can ever even think of being this kind of parent.  But because I try to remember this verse when I am dealing with my children.  I am wanting to make a sampler(embroider) to hang on the wall with this verse so that I will see it throughout the day and be reminded of this verse and how it pertains to parents and their children.

This is one way that we as parents can show the love of God to our children while they are young.

My youngest son decided to wear his sisters tights while I was gone.  Forgive the mess in the background, not sure what they did while I was gone but they had fun. 

3 comments

  1. Danielle PB says:

    Thank you for sharing your reflections! I need to stand back and reflect on things at times. This reminds me of an abbreviated “Bible Study” from when I attended St. Joseph’s College of Maine. We’d read passages and share our opinions, reflections and interpretations.

  2. Ben says:

    You’re right, that’s the model we should look to when parenting. But it’s so hard and without God I KNOW I can’t do it.

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