Read Psalm 103:13-19 in your personal Bible or at the link provided.
1. What word is used to describe the Lord in verse 13?
2. How does He view us, and what does He give us?
3. How long do His love and salvation last?
One thing that’s repeated throughout Scripture is that God is our Father. He’s a triune God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), which means He’s relational. Because we’re created in His image, we also are relational and need connection. This is one of the most powerful things in parenting and mentoring the next generation – connecting with kids emotionally and building a secure attachment so they can have a healthy view and connection with their heavenly Father.
Connection is about our presence with kids far more than our words to them. It’s about helping them feel felt and understood. When we bring a child into the world or invest into the life of someone younger, we have an opportunity to reflect the expansiveness of the love of God. Our greatest accomplishment might not be something we do but someone we raise or influence.
Let’s not take on the job of being our kids’ savior. They’ve already got One! Let’s introduce them to the only perfect parent there is – their heavenly Father who formed them, loves them, and cares for them far better than we ever could.
What small daily choices can you make to point to the Father in your home or in a mentoring context? Write down at least two practical things you can do today, and follow through on one of them.
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