重视家庭 THE FAMILY AND THE WORKPLACE
“儿女是耶和华所赐的产业； 所怀的胎是他所给的赏赐。” 诗篇 127:3
Children are a gift from God; they are his reward. Psalm 127:3 TLB
Today there are more pressures on the home than perhaps at any time in the history of the human race.By necessity or by desire, more women are working today than ever before. Many feel guilty about leaving their children in the care of others or having them return to an empty home while they are at work. Many divorced women must work to support themselves and their children, a phenomenon which is becoming more and more common in the age in which we live. But many woman (and men, too) devote more time to their working life than they do to their family life. Is it any wonder, then, that so many marriages are in trouble?To paraphrase the Bible, what shall it profit a man (or a woman) who gains the whole world but loses hi (or her) own family?
What achievement in life is equal to a happy home and rearing successful children who grow up in praise of their parents? Every material goal, even if it is met, will pass away. But the heritage of children is timeless. Someone has said that our children are our messages to the future. They will tell others who will never know us who we were.More importantly, our children have been entrusted to us by God, children made in His image and for whom Christ died. Our primary responsibility is not to make sure they have the best clothes and live in the best houses. It is to make sure they grow up in homes where God is present and the love of Christ reigns so that they will come to know God through His Son.What could be more valuable than successful children and a happy home life?