You probably remember the prayer Samuel’s mother prayed in when she thanked God. She said, "I asked the LORD to give me this child, and he has given me my request. Now I am giving him to the LORD, and he will belong to the LORD his whole life."
(1 Samuel 1:27-28 NLT ed. 1)
One little boy said about the same thing in American shorthand when he said, "Parents are babysitters for God." Isn’t that neat? Babysitters for God! What a high and holy profession
These precious children are indeed gifts entrusted to parents for a short while. They're not ours, they're God's. Even when they spill the milk, rip their pants, and get into fights with their sister.
"Parents are babysitters for God."
And parents are there as God's babysitters to see that they have good models and a chance to make this world a better place.
About the Author
Dr. Faulkner was the very first person of note and influence who shared his content with us at HEARTLIGHT.org
beginning in 1996.
Paul Faulkner taught on the Abilene Christian University campus full-time for 35 years. He was honored in 1982 as the university’s Teacher of the Year. He has written several books and was a much sought-after speaker and seminar leader along with his Marriage Enrichment partner, Dr. Carl Brecheen. Dr. Faulkner mentored many ministers and church leaders, shared his loving homespun humor and wisdom through many channels, and endeared himself to thousands. Our dear friend and mentor went to be with the Lord in 2022, but his legacy lives on in the lives of those he touched and made better.
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