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Heaven's chosen blessing

There is no greater joy like the joy of a family. Even more delightful is the gift of a child. Grace abounds like the "olive plants around your table"(Psalm 128:3) in the lives of whoever submitting to the divine intervention of God.

Heaven's chosen blessing

By Anitta Bejoy
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows(James1:17). There is no greater joy like the joy of a family. Even more delightful is the gift of a child. Grace abounds like the "olive plants around your table"(Psalm 128:3) in the lives of whoever submitting to the divine intervention of God.

A home without a child is like a tuneless song. They melt away our weariness with a loving hug, and at times butterfly kisses, with twinkle in their eyes. We watch with great admiration, as they step up the ladder to the stars.

To positively impact the life of our kids, all we need to do is nothing more than lend an ear to their worries and take time out of our busy lives to share their fun. As the years rush past, when they no longer be there to give those bear hugs and cuddly kisses, only these fond memories remain.

Bringing them up is the greatest challenge of all, their developmental years giving you the best of surprises. The key is to provide opportunities to learn by themselves the lessons of life. This in turn evokes in them a sense of responsibility and pride.

Parenting doesn’t come easy or come with a handbook. Respond to their mistakes with affection rather than criticising or giving a lecture and give them chances to explore the outcomes of their mistakes.

Every child yearns from inside to be accepted, loved and cared for. So lets put our trust in them and help them build a ladder to the stars. As C S Lewis puts it, "Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work."

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