|Please say a prayer for this sick little guy. |
Help him to feel better.
3. Prayer. Pray for your kids and then let God work out the rest. Reason does not tell me that my kids are more beloved of God than anyone else's, but reason likewise tells me that God loves them even more than I do. I have to hand them over to God.
4. Loving your wife (spouse). It's not always easy, but if you love your kids, you cannot do so without loving your wife. This is something I was very slow to learn. Kids are loved unconditionally; adults usually conditionally. I would imagine older children fit somewhere in between - but I have no idea. This is descriptive, but it is imperative to love your wife and children both unconditionally. That simply means to love them when you no longer want to. You must make yourself want to. Genetically it makes little sense, spiritually, none at all, to love your children but not to love the woman who is more like them than anyone else in the world but you. If you love your children and want them to be happy and healthy you must love your wife. She is, with you, the single strongest cause of their happiness and healthiness. If I am looking for ways to help my children, and am at a loss what to do, I love my wife.
* Update on Stevo: thank you for the prayers. He is pretty much all better now. God is gentle and good.