“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:9)
Late one night thousands of years ago, an angel appeared to Joseph to deliver a very important message from God. The angel told Joseph that God had a special plan for him to wed Mary and to take care of baby Jesus. This was confusing to Joseph, as he didn’t understand how Mary, his fiancé and a virgin could be pregnant. He was ashamed at the very thought and worried how others would think of him. The angel explained that Mary was given the gift of life in her womb by the Holy Spirit. Although this was something difficult for Joseph to understand, he accepted God’s Word and put all his trust in Him despite his heartache.
Lesson 12: This one is for the parents tonight… Intellectually, we know we will never be able to answer all the questions our children have about God. We are just as incapable of understanding Him today as Joseph was thousands of years ago. All we can do is teach them to bring their questions to God. The pressure’s off! God is the only One (not us) who can open a child’s heart to receive Him. Sleep well tonight knowing you are doing your part simply by teaching your children about Him and His Word. Sweet dreams!