Laura Miller | Category: Children's Sunday School, Theology for Life
What do you do when the irrational, inexplicable, and often horrific or inappropriate elements of the world, its culture and its people fall right into the laps of your children? -- No time to shield them, no time to cover their eyes. Perhaps you have time to bundle them up and move them to a safe space, but the reality is that physical safe spaces are increasingly rare and, in the long run, provide false comfort.
I remember the morning of September 11, 2001, watching the towers tumble and quickly intercepting my 3- and 5-year olds before they tumbled into the room. I may have been able to spare them the images that day, but the screenings were pervasive. It wasn't long before their little eyes saw them, too.
Jill Nelson of Children Desiring God helps us articulate the wonderful and wonder-filled providence of God for our children in a post published June 28, 2016.
by Jill Nelson
Lately, I find myself reflecting more and more on these words from the hymn, This Is My Father’s World:
This is my Father’s world. O let me ne’er forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
These few simple words carry an inexhaustible and unshakeable source of hope. They remind us of an often forgotten rock-solid reality--God is the ruler yet!
As our children and grandchildren increasingly face a hostile world, one that seems “oft so strong,” what will come to mind? What thoughts will lead and guide them? Will they reflect upon the glorious truth that God is, indeed, the ruler yet? And furthermore, will they know and understand the nature and extent of that rule so that they will have an unswerving confidence in Him no matter what the circumstances in their lives and world?
That is why it is so crucial for our children to learn of God’s providence--His active rule over all things. There are at least 24 things we should teach them about God’s providence:
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