Living with children provides us with invaluable wisdom.
As a parent, chances are that you lack time to read academic books or take in-depth theology classes. But the good news is that living with children already provides you with an invaluable book of wisdom. Just as our feminine and masculine bodies have laws inscribed in them that point to the Creator (this is at the heart of the theology of the body), we can discover essential information about who we are and who God is through parenting. Here are seven examples.
1You are not in control
Children confront us with a fundamental reality: we are not in control.
Caring for a newborn can feel like being the secretary of a capricious boss. “Now correct this text,” and before the secretary has even finished, “Now go to the post office,” followed by plenty of other tedious tasks, without any break in between. No matter how big our efforts to master our children and our home, multiple events will occur each day that do not fit into our plans. A parent has no choice but to surrender and take every moment as it comes.
In the end, surrendering to the will of God consists of a similar process. Considering God and the history of salvation, the motto we should live by is “Expect the unexpected.”