Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow. James 1:17
One gift our children give us is the gift of our becoming a selfless giver. The helpless, perfect being placed in our arms needs constant care, to which we sacrifice comfort, sleep and personal hygiene to provide. Even as our children grow and need less physical support, they still command from us our mental and emotional presence.
We aren’t alone in this giving. We are joining forces with God, the source of all goodness, to provide for our children. In our love for them, God’s presence in our world is made manifest. But, be sure to grab a nap now and then!
Dear Reader, please comment:
Think of a time when your child showed unexpected gratitude or consideration for you. When was it, and how did it make you feel?
What are some ways you take care of yourself so that you have the energy to give to those you love?