“Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.” Psalm 27:10
When was the last time you spent a day with your family? Forsake does not only mean abandon. Forsake also means to be distant, to be unkind, to be unmindful, or to be inattentive.
Nowadays, families become very busy bees grinding every day trying to make ends meet. Spending most of their time working or running errands, they are slowly drifting away from each other unknowingly. What used to be family time is now office overtime. Dinner tables which are supposed to be with the members of the family are unoccupied. Families are now more focused on the things that should only come second after the family.
Time is a gift we can give to our family as it fills the emptiness of every situation and fills the gaps of absence. We must make an effort to show our family that we prioritize them, let them know that we are here, let them feel the affection they need.
Ask yourself. Maybe now is the right time to reconnect to the ones who matter the most.
Ephesians 6:4 “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”
Raising a child is never an easy job. The moment a man and a woman become parents, their responsibility and love for their children become eternal.
Parenting becomes much more challenging when children behave in a way we do not expect. Discipline now takes place. Even though both parents ought to discipline their children as their sole responsibility, fathers are not called the head of the family for no reason. Fathers should teach and lead them in a Godly way.
Fathers are encouraged to discipline them gently, lead them with empathy and love, and show them the path where they will bloom in grace and glory.