“But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” Matthew 19:14 (NLV))
Being a parent entails many responsibilities. We know that we are to provide them the basic physical necessities such as food, clothing, and shelter. And we know that we also need to provide them with a loving and supportive home. However, even more importantly we need to be sure that we are not hindering our children’s growth in the Lord. We are to provide them with opportunities for learning the Word. We are not to be in the way of that at all, but to be part of that process. Someday we will be held accountable for our actions as parents and that includes how we have helped or hindered the spiritual growth of our children.