“For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” (Luke 2:11-14 NKJV)
I’m persuaded that the birth of every child sets off a chorus of praise in heaven. It is a happy moment, filled with promise for a new life led in glory to God.
God does not ask you to entrust your children to Him without giving you the all-encompassing hope that He will fulfill your children’s lives in ways that will bring Him the greatest glory and give you and your children the greatest joy.
Take some time to reflect on that truth. To entrust your child fully to the Lord is to claim, by your faith, that:
- God loves your child with an everlasting love.
- God’s purposes for creating your child are going to be fulfilled.
- Your child’s life is going to count for eternity.