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Delighting.

Series: Rally Cry | Week 1: Family: Leave A Legacy!

Read Psalm 127:3 and Matthew 3:17

“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.” (Psalm 127:3)

“And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.’” (Matthew 3:17)

Discover
1. What two words does the psalmist use to describe children?
2. What words does God use to describe His feelings for His Son?
3. How does this compare to how our culture views children?

Respond
Before Jesus had done anything on earth, His Father declared His love and joy over His Son. Do you see children as a gift and reward from God? Whether they’re your own or not, ask God to help you delight in the children in your life in a way that communicates a love independent of anything they do or achieve. Ask Him to help you delight in a way that informs your discipline and shapes their hearts toward God.

For Further Reading: When Parenting Isn’t Enjoyable

For Families with Kids at Home
Today, make a list of the ways you delight in each of your children—what about who they individually are makes you smile? What are you most proud of them for? Share it with them and celebrate who they are.

*For more practical resources related to this week’s readings, visit tpcc.org/parent-resources.
**TPCC does not necessarily endorse all For Further Reading/Learning sources. They are simply meant to be a helpful tool.

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