Grow faith in the home

Mark 9:13-16

Around the globe, people are living through difficult times as they strive to comply with ever-changing guidelines for staying healthy. The COVID-19 outbreak has closed businesses, schools and even churches, not to mention altered so many other things that we typically take for granted. People everywhere are encouraged to stay home..

One thing Christians can do during this time of so-called social distancing is spend more time gathered together around the Holy Scriptures. It goes without saying that few Christian families share time each day in devotion and prayer. Now is a great time to form a new habit. Now is the perfect opportunity for parents to become faith leaders in the home for their children.

When people began bringing children to Jesus, the disciples tried to stop them so as not to bother the Lord. Jesus rebuked them saying, “Let the children come to me and do not hinder them.” Today, with our travel little leagues, soccer matches and the myriad other forms of entertainment offered on Sunday, we hinder the faith of our children, not to mention our own. It is time to return to the Lord, time to grow in relationship with him. It is time to learn from God’s Word and remove the hindrances and obstacles to faith. Come to Lord, bring your children, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, bless us and our children as we come to you. Amen.

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