Through parenting, we learn about God and His heart for us.
I read in Mark 5:21-43 about a spiritual leader named Jarius, whose daughter appeared dead. Jesus said two things about that situation that stick out to me:
“Do not fear, only believe (vs. 36).”
“The child is not dead but sleeping (vs. 39).”
If you don’t know the story, Jesus raised the child to heath and life.
In reflecting on this, I prayed for my kids, and I pray for yours, too. I pray we choose belief over fear. And, when we think a child is spiritually dead, take hope that “the child is not dead but sleeping.”