We are all part of God's family and we are members of our church families and biological families. Within these family structures we find support to grow. As we grow and mature, we can mentor others around us. In addition, we need to allow the students or children in our lives to have a voice. We cannot shut out the children's voices and then expect them to be involved in the family and church. Jesus realized this as He called the children to Himself even as others tried to keep them away. As we look at Christian education in our churches or the education of our children in general, we need to remember to look to the Bible and include family structure and the children's voices to help our children grow!
God listens to all of His children and provides them with His support to help them grow!
Thank You for loving me, for listening to me, and for giving me members of Your family to support me. Help me to rely on You and on the other believers around me so that I can continue to learn and grow in You. Through Jesus I pray, amen.