"“To the angel of the church of Ephesus write,
‘These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary. Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent. But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.”’
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,the fruit of the womb is a reward.Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth.Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them. They shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with their enemies in the gate.
Today's Devotional for Children
It is hard to understand divorce and sometimes it is hard to understand why our Mom’s and Dad’s do the things they do that hurt us and make us feel like we shouldn’t love each of them equally. God says in His Word that you are a heritage from God, a reward to both of your parents from Him. You were His first, before theirs. You should always be allowed to love both of your parents, as they love you.
Jesus, I don’t know why (Mommy or Daddy) left. Despite all the changes in my life, I miss them. Remind me that I am Your beloved child, with whom You are well pleased. You, O God, will never abandon me.
Heal me in body, mind, and spirit when I feel that my parents have abandoned me. Lead me to others who will nurture and guide me as my parents should and let me, also, share the love of both of my parents with others, in your precious name I pray. Amen.