A Parent’s Love
By Lois Parker Edstrom
What are some of the things you do to please your parents?
- Take out the garbage
- Make your bed
- Pick up your toys
- Play peacefully with your brother or sister
- Do your homework
- Brush your teeth
- Tell your family members that you love them
There are many things you can do and say that would make your parents happy and let them know you love them, but you should also know that your parents love you just the way you are. You don’t have to do things to earn their love. You are their son or daughter and they love you just because you are you!
There is a beautiful story in the Bible about a Father’s love for His Son. When Jesus was baptized we are told “the heavens were opened to him. He saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming on him. ‘Behold, a voice out of the heavens said,
“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.'”
Jesus is the Son of God. You are also God’s child. God loves you just the way you are. You don’t have to do things to earn His love. You are loved just because you are you!
Scripture quotations from the World English Bible
Copyright 2008, Richard Niell Donovan