Yesterday we continued our talk on loving our children. Here is the paragraph that struck me as quite significant:
Every parent can praise the Lord that his child is fearfully and wonderfully made and known by God. David said, “marvellous are they works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret [quietly hidden], and curiously wrought [developed] in the lowest parts of the earthh [mother’s womb]. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect [not yet formed]; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them” (Psalm 139:14-16). [brackets in the original]Â Mothers too often lament the very characteristics God designed for a purpose. How much better to be thankful for a child’s differences and help him refine and use his unique abilities to be all God wants him to be.
I love that last sentence. I’ve complained about the faults of my children more than once, I’ve wished my children were more ________ more than once, I’ve worried about personality tendencies, and even made light of others. Instead, I should be thankful that they are fearfully and wonderfully made, and look in faith to see how God can use them with those characteristics.