My nine-month-old grand-daughter was getting close to nap time. She had been happily entertaining herself sitting on the floor, but now was starting to intermix singing with “Aheh, aheh” sounds. Her mother went and sat next to her, and immediately the anxiety disappeared from her voice.
As we impart comfort to our children, they learn about God's comfort. We're passing on our Christian values. We get tired, too, and although perhaps nothing has changed in our situation, we grow anxious and cry out. God responds and draws near to us. We are comforted. A parenting tip is to verbalize this to your children to help them make the connection between what they observe and what you are experiencing.
“Answer me, O Lord, for Thy lovingkindness is good; According to the greatness of Thy compassion, turn to me, and do not hide Thy face from Thy servant, for I am in distress; answer me quickly. O draw near to my soul and redeem it….” (Psalm 69:16-18a)
Do you have a story to share of God’s comforting presence?
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