Children are like balloons with a message inside. They start out small and we inflate them with something of ourselves. As we pour our lives into them they spread sunshine, give joy, brighten the days of grandmas and grandpas and cheer up the sick. They remind us of being young and that life is fragile.
They celebrate living!
When discouraged, they are like a balloon that deflates. A simple openness allows us to refill them…with hope for the future, a feeling that they are special and the knowledge that God loves them. Their enthusiasm is like a balloon carried on the wind with never ending energy. They sway and drift. It’s then that they need our prayers and loving guidance, without too much pressure that would cause them to burst.
The time comes, sprinkled with tears and joy, when others are able to read the message we have written on their hearts. So we let God have his way with our precious balloon…not the end…but truly the beginning!
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them:…
Trust God for your Day, Today.