Do children need more love than adults?

“Children need more love than adults” a statement that sends a red, blaring alarm throughout the innermost parts my mind, body and soul. A statement I, really my soul could not agree with.

Children are precious, little, blessings and Matthew 18: 2-6 are one of the many verses that show how important children are to our Heavenly Father. Yet we are commanded to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.” Our focus should be to love our Father in Heaven and a real relationship with him then we love each neighbor as ourselves (children and adult alike) because we all need love.

Scenario: Imagine a parent/caregiver love their child in the best they know how (words of affirmation, physical touch, quality time, gift giving, and or acts of service) yet the child still feels unloved, reaches adulthood and still feels unloved. Should their need for love be less than a need for love from a child?

Most importantly we all need to be filled with the Love and relationship of our Father in heaven, even kids yearn for it yet it may be mistaken with “Just needing more Love” whereas they really need a relationship with their Father in heaven through Jesus Christ. And part of them reaching relationship with God is to love them as ourselves that we would train them up in the way they should go. If anything we should love God more than anything or anyone.

Prayer: Father May you lead us in loving our neighbor as ourselves. Loving all children in the way you have called us to love them, husbands loving their wives as Christ loved the church and wives loving your husbands by submitting to him as you do the Lord. Children obeying and honoring your parents, loving our brothers, sisters, family and friends the way God has commanded us to love them. May we take heed to Romans 12:10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. In Jesus Name I pray Amen.

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