Children are a blessing.

Psalm 127:3 says, “Children are a blessing and a gift from the Lord.” How true this verse has become recently! Their smiles and their early attempts at laughter can turn any frown upside down. Sure, lack of sleep is difficult, but those days are not a numerous as I would’ve assumed before our daughter arrived. The simple joy brought to our family with our daughters arrival are hard to put into words. Praise Jesus!

Children are a blessing ways I would not have imagined. Children are a means through which The Lord reveals just how desperately wicked our hearts are, especially mine (Jer 17:9). If I have ever thought I’m getting a handle on this Christian life thing (and, I probably have more than once), children blow that idea out of the water and into outer space. In a strange way, seeing how selfish I am is a blessing because our greater awareness of sin makes us run to the cross more. And, there is no place where I need be more than at feet of the once crucified, now alive and soon coming king, Christ Jesus.

See, children, by revealing sin, make Jesus look even more glorious. They make the “good news”the best news ever. All my righteousness is filthy rags (Isa 64:6). Yet, seeing how filthy I am makes Isaiah 1:18 even more comforting than the day before: “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” My sins, red, ugly, disgusting, are made white as snow, pure, and unblemished. Praise Jesus!

Children are a blessing because they point out our sin by pointing to Jesus Christ, our blessed savior and Lord. Praise Jesus!

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