Over the past year, I have heard many people struggling with their purpose in life. With so many abrupt changes it is hard to find our place. This upending of life extends to our children. God has comforting words for us. God has purposes for every life He creates. This truth shapes what our children grow up to believe about God, themselves, and others. In the Art of Parenting Alex Kendrick says, “When we deal with gender identity, the question has to be asked,’who is in authority that gets to define who is what?’ I would say the authority is the One who made us… To say WE get to decide is to say,’God, you don’t get to decide.” You are fearfully and wonderfully made and God doesn’t make mistakes. This week I want to encourage you as parents to celebrate the beautiful creation God has given you in your children.
-Michelle Gerlach, Family Life Coordinator