Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.
It is not only for God’s sake, but for my child’s sake that I give him to the Lord. The more I love my child, the more heartily I give him away to God. Nowhere can he be safe or happy except with Him. I do love my precious little one, and yet how little I can do for him!I know he is born in sin and has inherited from me an evil nature, which no care or love of mine can overcome. If I give my child to God I know what He accepts him and takes him for His own. God will make my child one with His beloved Son, cleaning him in the precious blood. In a second birth by His Spirit, God will give him a new nature. He, the great God, will adopt my child as His, and take him up to His own home for all eternity.
He will use me as His minister, giving me all the wisdom I need to properly train my child as His. Do not ask me why I give my child to God! It is because I love my child. Who would not give their child to such a God, for such blessings?
Excerpt taken from Raising your Children for Christ by Andrew Murray. This excerpt can be found in Chapter 17. Public Domain.