Prodigal Children ~ A Devotional by Randy Chambers

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” ~ Proverbs 22:6

Ernest Biéler (1863 – 1948)

Raising children can be a great adventure. You may be thinking, “That’s one way to put it.” From infant to adolescent, and into adulthood, we find joys as well as sorrows–easy times and challenging ones. And finally the day comes where its time for the baby bird to spread its wings. You look back at the long road you traveled to get where you are, and reflect. You look ahead to what is held in an uncertain future and you pray, and you hope, and you pray some more. Being a parent is not easy, as any parent will testify. It is so very hard when you see your children make poor choices, or finding themselves in the middle of suffering the consequences of their actions. You wonder, you worry, and you weep. Yet we are offered hope. We can place our children in the arms of our Lord–trust Him with their safety–knowing He will actively work in their lives to draw the prodigal children back home.

Reflections ~ Randy Chambers

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