Who Rules the Roosts?
It is Valentine’s Day night, and i’m in the staff bus on my way home, it is raining and the traffic situation is terrible; so with nothing better to do, I decide to delete some text messages from my phone. On getting to *Lola’s msg, I suddenly remember an incident that occured not too long ago, and it took me down memory lane to a topic I’d always pondered upon: Parents Vs Children/God Vs Children, who really rules the roost?
Watching Lola say somethings about her 16 day old baby just made me realise where and when parents get it all wrong. It all starts from when the baby is less than a minute old. Listen to Lola, “when *Bimpe is five, she must not do this, she will not…, I will not allow…”. Then I asked her if she could hear herself and she goes, “oops…”.
Well, that’s reality. I’m not a parent yet, but I can so easily see when it all starts to go wrong. Nine months of a life growing in you and bang the baby pops out. Then you see this lovely little cute helpless creature and you just want to be all in all to him or her. But do you ever stop to ask yourself if you put that little helpless creature there? God did.
In Psalm 139: 13-15 ;
139:13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. 139:15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth
Isaiah 44:2 Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.
God made us, and then entrusted us to our parents. Children are a heritage from God, Psalm127:3. Can we remind ourselves that God owns all of us? This would help us and save us bouts of worrying over them when they’re at school, home with the nanny, faraway in Secondary School or University. Hannah promised God she’d give Samuel back and she did. 1 Samuel 1: 11 and 1Samuel 1: 28. Look how Samuel turned out (1Samuel 2: 26 & 1Samuel 4: 1). He became one of the greatest prophets in the Bible.