This month I am focusing on the topic of IDENTITY with my children.
As we celebrate the birth of our Savior, it’s the perfect time to remind our little ones just how much God loves them. He loved them enough to send His only Son, Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace, into this world to ultimately pay the price for their sins. An understanding of that love speaks to their identity - who they believe they are.
The greatest foundation we can can give our kids is a true understanding of the worth and value they have in the eyes of their Creator. They are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared, not as an afterthought, but beforehand (Ephesians 2:10). He has plans to prosper them and not to harm them, plans to give them a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). As the children of the king they are chosen, a royal priest, and a holy nation, and a special treasure. (1 Peter 2:9) All they have to do is look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet their heavenly Father feeds them. Are our children not of more value than them? (Matthew 6:26)