It’s all about a baby and a mom and a dad. A young woman who gave her body and heart to the birthing and rearing of the most important child the world would ever know. And a young man who committed his life to training a son who was not his own. What a great lesson for us: the eternal value of raising children and the recognition that none of them belong to us. When we are gone they will live on without us. Only the godly training we have given them will be left to encourage them in their service to God.
Father, grant that we may not waste a minute of our precious parenting years!