There are days when sticky fingers, spilled milk, messy diapers, and crumbs on the new couch make us want to pack our bags and head back to our mothers! Sometimes the best we can do is tie a knot on the end of the rope and claim, “(S)he that endureth to the end shall be saved” (Matthew 10:22).

You and I have probably experienced similar things over the years (Some of which my kids didn’t confess until years later after they left home).

  • The breaking of the ATM’s glass door
  • A hand stuck in a bubble gum machine
  • The pulling of the Commissary’s fire alarm
  • The calling of the fire department to a fake fire

But those things are more than compensated by:

  • A childish love-note I still keep in my Bible
  • A note of appreciation written by an adult “kid”
  • When all three kids call me on my birthday and Mother’s Day
  • A bear hug that takes my breath away and warms my soul

Motherhood occasionally requires a pat on the back and an extra shot in the arm. When that happens, visit this page and meditate on the following verses. It could be exactly what the Good Doctor ordered!

Kids and I

Me and my “kids” (September 2016)

 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Psalm 127:3

As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Psalm 127:4

Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate. Psalm 127:5

And he (Esau) lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, Who are those with thee? And he (Jacob) said, The children which God hath graciously given thy servant. Genesis 33:5

But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart (concerning her son Jesus). Luke 2:19

Her children arise up, and call her blessed… Proverbs 31:28

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. 3 John 4

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9

His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant… Matthew 25:23

Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox. Proverbs 14:4

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying. Proverbs 19:18

A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. John 16:21

And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children. Isaiah 54:13

Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers. Proverbs 17:6

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 18:10

But when Jesus saw [it], he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Mark 10:14

He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD. Psalm 113:9

And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:15

And Jesus saith unto them (chief priest and scribes), Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise? Matthew 21:16

Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies… Psalm 8:2

And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:2-6

And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. Mark 10:13-15

And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:  And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. Deuteronomy 6:6, 7





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