Today we continue with praying for children.
When I think of children, we usually think of innocent little persons that should be protected and cared for.
Everyone longs to be healthy and to see other healthy. When we hear of people who are sick, it breaks our hearts. When we hear of sick children, it pains us even more deeply because these little ones have their whole lives ahead of them.
But we live in a sinful world. Sickness and death comes. Though we might not want it, it comes to children too, and our hearts especially go out to children who are ill and their families.
Today, as we think about the children in our families, we want to pray for their health
~ their physical health.
Each person longs and prays for the physical health of their children, and today we pra for this too.
Some of our children my be ill, but we are confident that where there is life there is hope. And more importantly, that there is life after this one- a life where all sickness will be gone.
~ their mental and emotionally health.
As a parent, one of the things that I pray for is that my children know and recognize God’s love and that they are able to share this with others. Unfortunately though, some children have mental challenges, with some being very severe. One or the things I pray for is that in spite of all their challenges, that these children are able to recognize the love of those that care for them and see glimpses of our Saviour.
Physical, mental and emotional health is great, but the greatest thing is to know God. I am a firm believer that children are not too young to know God, and indeed they are not to young to have a relationship with Him. Christ told us to be like little children…their trust, their bravery, their persistence, their honesty.
Our greatest desire should be that the children in our lives know and accept God. Even though physical health fails, mental health fails, spiritual health is one that lasts an eternity.