I heard an odd story on the news last night. A couple robbed a jewerly store in Philedelphia of over $1000,000 but in their haste to get away they left their son! That proved to be their undoing–they were captured a little while later.
The more I thought about that story the more I began to realize that those parents aren’t the only ones guilty of neglecting their children. Millions of parents are so caught up in trying to gain this worlds goods that they lose their children. It is sad that so many people do not understand what’s important and what’s not. The Bible tells us that children are a gift from God–we should think of them as such.
I read about a man who said, “Children make a rich man poor!”. Another man responded by saying,”No, children make a poor man rich.” He was right! To have children is a great privilege, but it is also an awesome responsibility. Be careful that you don’t lose you children by trying to gain great riches. Your child is of greater value than any amount of money–treat them that way. Think about it!