Children are very precious – they are special gifts to their parents and to the world. Singapore is the richest country in Southeast Asia. In fact, Singapore has been ranked as one of the top ten richest countries in the world. Most children in Singapore may not face the same challenges as the children from other countries in our region, but they are just as precious in the eyes of our Father.
Our Heavenly Father has a very special place in His heart and His kingdom just for children. In spite of the commonly held belief that children’s work is difficult, working with children can be one of the most rewarding of Christian ministries. Children are like wet cement: give them the right impressions and you can set them in the right directions for life. They are also like dry sponges: they will soak in anything and everything! For these very reasons, parents and teachers of children need to be very mindful of our awesome responsibility. We adults must be held accountable when our children don’t thrive. On the other hand, it is our joy and privilege to nurture and train children, bringing forth fruits of righteousness. God has endowed parents with the honour of being the “warriors” to direct these “arrows” to be on target (Psalm 127:4).
LEADERS OF THE FUTURE
Children will naturally follow what us, adults do. If you pay close attention to the children in our church, you will also see that they are hungry for the move of God in our midst. I strongly believe that we are living in the age where the glory of God will cover the earth as the waters cover the seas. Our children have a destiny much brighter and more exciting than ours. As the saying goes, “our ceiling will be their floor”. Let’s seek God for wisdom on how to call forth the destiny of our children.
INVESTING IN ETERNITY
Parents, you have a very important place in your children’s lives. May our Lord inspire you to take time off from your very busy schedules every day to touch the lives of your children in dynamic ways that will last for eternity. Just ten to fifteen minutes a day – switch off the television and the computers, put away your mobile devices and read a passage of scripture or a devotional message, soak in God’s presence together or just talk and share, then pray for each other and for the needs of others as well. Get connected with God and with each other because we cannot replace the impact parents have on the lives of their children.
WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS
Exciting days are ahead! God is on the move and He is going to manifest His presence amongst children, youth and adults alike. Let’s release the manifest presence of Jesus as the light of this world and darkness will have no option but to leave! As the light shines brighter and brighter, every day will become an experience of Heaven for our children. Together with our children, let’s bring the love of our Father to our nation and the nations beyond.