Opinion

Children are a blessing

By Akol Arop Akol

The life of young children has got a lot of trauma and hopelessness because most of the parents have become insufficient, incapable, inactive and irresponsible to take care of them.

Being parentless and isolated from where you wanted to be is so sad and inhumanly a rejection of rights. Apart from home, there is nowhere a child could go. As elders or grown people, we once passed through this stage called childhood. We all know the hardship we faced as we get aged.

But it is really confusing that the same big ones who have experienced challenges seem to know nothing about a child’s problems. We know that this is not an assumption or a lie. Children are the most affected ones in daily life.

We have to sympathetically think how life with no parental support is. It is a chance for a child to be a walker in life with no one taking care.

Most of the parents don’t give advice; some never give food and cloths. Some who might love so much give their too much freedom and provide everything for their children but sometimes they overdo it.

If a child is given too much money, what would he or she buy? That money will be badly spent on something else which could be destructive.

Sometimes a child does a problem which goes to the parents. Here, a mother, father or a guardian is held responsible. Though, they could be separated, people would ask whose child is that and blames, insults and disrespect will be thrown on the parents.

It is eminent today, the situation of young ones keep rising everyday as they multiple in streets.  As a parent or care-taker, think about what forces them out of home.

It is all the mistreatments, bullying and abuses that are imposed on young children. Would they really grow up safe, happy and without good care and enough resources to necessitate life?

Children are the foundation of every family. Thus, all ways must be made smooth for them to move on in the light to a bright future. Their safety, discipline, effective maturity and success are expected from the elders.They have to be raised up in a peaceful environments where there is no sound of guns, poverty and torture.

Letting them suffer is a direct rejection of God’s grace because He gives children as blessings. Jesus put the children’s concern in the midst of His ministry and therefore, we should take children as the first priority in whatever we do in the Church, at home and school.

Not only are they source of pride, respect and wealth to you, they are God’s beautiful angels.

In Biblical stories, people use to take their children to Jesus but why? They were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them as blessing. He spiritually inspired them to morally grow in light of God.

He said to them, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly, I tell you anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”

This is because children are innocent, humble respectful, obedient and poor. As they suffer, God is watching.

 

 

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