For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him. Therefore I also have lent him to the Lord; as long as he lives he shall be lent to the Lord.” So they worshipped the Lord there.
1 Samuel 1:27, 28 NKJV
I read this verse last week and wondered how I’d never really noticed it before.
I think almost every parent feels at one point that they’re not good enough for this job. I know I have! Sometimes I worry that I’m going to ruin my kids before I “get it right.”
How can I guarantee that my kids will turn out ok? I can’t! But I can offer them up to the Lord and ask that His will be done with them, not mine. It may be a seemingly small gesture, but it goes a long way! After all, what safer place is there for our kids other than in the Lord’s care?