Dearly Beloved in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Creator, Maker, and ever unforgettable Lord Jesus Christ. The Blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of Matthew 21:42, “Jesus said to them have you never read in the scripture, “The stone which the builders rejected has become the corner stone. The Lord has done this and it is marvellous in our eyes. “
The Lord is telling in the above context that you who were driven out from your family members, and was rejected, by everyone will be exalted. They might have told that you are good for nothing. But God says, since they have rejected you, He will make you the corner stone of your family. Your name will be exalted above all other members in your family. And when this happens it will be marvellous in our eyes. God will make you, be helpful to all. You shall be a great nation among others. God will make your name famous and popular among others. God will not cast aside all those who come unto Him. God will show you favour and support you. In the same family in which you were rejected and cast away, God will turn you into a blessing in that family. Generally we see in the families that even parents prefer those children who are smarter than other siblings. They may be fair in complexion, good looking or they may do well in studies, parents will like them more. In case one of their children, for various reasons is weak in studies and may be a slow learner then they condemn such a child and count him worthless.
God expects us to give more attention to those children who are weak in nature. Special attention should be shown to those who are helpless and immature in their nature. Parents must show extra love and care for such children rather than the clever ones. Those who are bright in studies can manage themselves whereas the weaker ones need more help from parents. When a child in the family is considered dull and worthless, then even there is a tendency for the siblings to consider him/her worthless. So parents got to be careful as to how they estimate their children. It doesn’t matter if the child is weak in studies because God would have given every child a special talent. If one could identify the hidden talent in the child then he can progress in life. He might be a good athlete or sports person. He might become a good singer or a musician. He need not be a Doctor or an Engineer, for life is not based in this career alone. One can shine in life even without good education for there are many uneducated genius. Such people have excelled in their life.
When you cast your children aside then they will be hurt in their mind. They will feel very upset about their mother or father, elder brother or sister because they have been badly neglected. This damages their spirit as well and never allows them to progress in life. Once they get to know that no one likes them in the family then they are likely to leave home or hurt themselves or hate others for no reason. Therefore parents must show more love and care for such children. After all they are your children. Never differentiate them with others. God has blessed you with good children. Look around and see how many parents do not have children. They are not blessed with children. Think of such parents. So what God has given you must be taken care of. Never treat your children with partiality. Where can they ever go? Today God is calling such rejected children to Himself saying, “Come to Me, dear son, dear daughter I will make you the corner stone of your family. I will make you a great person right in front of them. I will exalt you. You will be at the top and not the bottom.” To make you become great is a simple matter for the Lord to do. My Dear Children of God, I wish to tell those of you reading this message, if ever you have neglected your children then repent of your mistake and ask God for forgiveness. Never disregard your children. Let not your behaviour hurt the feelings of anyone especially your children. For the Lord has a future and a hope for them too.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Dear Lord, we ask of thee to help us bring up our children without partiality. Help us to treat all our children alike. May we show special care for the weaker children and show more love and concern for them. Guide us and teach us how to bring up our children more wisely and intelligently in the fear of God.