Day 10: September 24, 2013
Children crave recognition from the adults in their lives. They need to know they are valued and loved. They need to hear that they are “good” on a regular basis. We can get so distracted that we neglect to nurture the developing soul of the children in our lives. Not only let children know when they do good, let them know that they are very good. They are good even when they make mistakes.
I suggest that we who are adults still have a child within us. That child also needs to feel loved. We need to be told we are very good as well. While we remember to nurture the children in our lives, let us not forget that child within each of us. That child, too, asks, “Did I do good?” Yes my child. Yes. You did very good indeed.
Holy God, Please heal the hurts of our inner-child. Heal us so that we can be a blessing to the children in our lives. Bless the children, oh Beautiful Savior. Let them receive the earthly reward of sincere praise as we know we will receive the Heavenly reward of your eternal praise. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Rev. Brian D. Morse
Director of Spiritual Care
Truman Medical Centers - Lakewood
Kansas City, MO