Tonight I went to a children's ministry training event. With our materials everyone received a pin that said, "You are a Child of God. I'll treat you like it."
As you're probably figuring out by now, that made me think about parenting.
Here's what I wondered...
What if when we looked at "our" children we saw them first as a child of God? What if we looked past the fact that she has your hair or he has his father's nose? What if we looked past the uncanny resemblance between the baby and his older brother? What if we saw right past the hair color and face shape to see the child of God in front of us?
How would you treat your children if you first thought of them as God's?