Innocence. It’s rare to find these days and it’s not really viewed in a good light. It seems parents feel the more that children know the better off they will be. We see that idea from the movies, t.v. shows, books, magazines, and even music. Innocence isn’t something that seems important enough to protect.
I think it’s safe to say that God views it differently. He sees innocence as very important and even for our children. We’re called to be watchmen over our children and protecting their innocence is part of that, especially when they’re young. The Father wants our children to have pure hearts and we can help in a small way by being careful what they’re learning.
There’s nothing I love more than the pure innocence of a child. God delights in it too. If you’ve not been careful about protecting the innocence of your child, it’s never too late to start. They’ll learn things at an age appropriate time, but don’t forfeit that gift of innocence for what society throws at you.
Be the watchman that God has appointed you to be and guard your children’s innocence.
Father, thank You for showing us ways we can help our children honor You. We desire that they have pure thoughts and motives. You have put us as a watchman on the wall, so help us to guard what goes into their minds and spirits. Give us wisdom and discernment to lead them how You desire. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.