Jesus’ 3 Goals For Parenting: Goal No. 1 – That Our Children Would Experience And Enjoy The Love Of The Father

Jesus the parent

Jesus the parent

Jesus wanted his followers as children of God to experience and enjoy the love of the Father just like He did.

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”  (John 13:35)

Jesus trained up his disciples just like a parent would train up their children.  These were His children and Jesus was the perfect role model of a parent.

On the night he spoke these words of love to His children, Jesus was in the upper room eating a meal with them.  He knew He would be arrested and killed in the next few days.  He could have been warning them about what to do after His death, but instead He was eating with the disciples and then washing their feet.

The disciples were experiencing the Father’s love in the flesh, right in their midst, serving and loving them.

This is the greatest gift a parent can give to their children,  exemplifying the love of God by loving their children.

The primary goal of parenting is not to get our kids the right clothes or into the right schools or playing on the right sports teams, or even taking them to church. It is to help them experience God’s love in their hearts.

Visit…Creative Way’s To Share The Love Of Jesus for more ways to share the love of Jesus.

When the world is swirling about and trying to convince us parents otherwise, remember that Jesus instilled in His children first and foremost, the unconditional love of God for them no matter what.

If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website.  It is great for parents because it provides the Big Story of God’s wonderful plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.  

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About Liz Hagler

Liz Hagler is the illustrator and co-author of Hooked On The Book. Liz loves to draw silly drawings, write crazy poems, walk her dog down the block, talk to her kids on Skype, and eat taco salad.
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