The Bible makes many references to sowing and reaping. We reap what we sow. In so doing, we also feed others.
This is a simple truth that we all must recognize as parents. God brings us our children in the hope that we will sow in them the values, traits and beliefs that will lead them to live Godly lives. So, I suppose we could say that all parents are also farmers.
Our kids really do not expect perfection in us as parents. Instead, what they look for is authenticity. They look for consistency between what we say and what we do. When they don’t see that consistency, they see hypocrisy. Hyprocicy is bad seed!
There may be no more important role for us than that of parent. It seems ironic that we raise them in order to see them leave our homes, to lead their own lives.
Often, it is the little things we do as parents that have a huge influence on our kids. It is like the mustard seed… something so small that can grow into something so big!
I observe my son and daughter-in-law with great pleasure as they sow the seeds for my granddaughters. The crop will be rich and bountiful.
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