Spending Time With Our Children

By Jeff Klick

What are the most important things you can give to your child? A good education? Warm house and healthy food? Bible? Financial security? Lots of friends? Christian work ethic? While most of these are necessary, I believe one of the best things you can give to your child, is you! A famous old saying is "children spell love, t-i-m-e." God has entrusted to you as parents a wonderful gift - your child. Each one is a special work created by God Himself, and He has a special purpose for them. God, in is infinite wisdom, has granted the privilege to us, to assist Him, in His work! Think of it. God has a plan, and He includes us in the working out of it. Each child is a special creation that God has a plan for. We are delegated the responsibility to help direct that special creation into the purposes that the Creator has. What a delightful task; what an honor; what a weight of responsibility! One of the best things we can do for our children is to spend time with them. Lots of time. Quality time always happens within quantity time! You can not schedule quality time. Our children grow up so fast. It seems like you blink, then they are gone. They will not remember the "things" we provide for them as much as our time that we spent with them. Time is a greater sacrifice, but it will be worth it!