“I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed” (Gen 12:3)
Are you a parent or are you a baby seater? There is a big difference between these two. When all things are well they all look the same. But crisis, even though painful, reveals the truth! For example, in a case of an emergency, when the child has fallen and is injured, the baby seater calls the parents. Once they arrive she is free to leave. But the parents never leave. They suffer with the child. They stay with the child. They wait with the child until the healing comes.
Jesus is our Father! Jesus is our good Shepherd! Hirelings scatter and squander! Family stays together! God may use hirelings but He is the God of families! If you belong to a good natural family and you also belong to a good living church, you are double blessed! This evening, please thank God for all parents! It is God’s purpose to bless the families!