Children Are Like Summer Flowers

My three grandsons are the light of my life.  I’m sure you already figured that out.  I love to teach children the Bible.  And I like just relating with children–talking to them, seeing my right brain kick in with imagination and story-telling.  Do you have a child in your life who has a grasp on your heart?

Two of my grandsons moved 2500 miles away last month!   Children and babies don’t just stay around; they change daily, grow up, turn into teenagers!  Childhood is so fleeing.  And being a baby is even more so!Â

Think On This Image

Babies and children are like summer flowers in a cold climate–blooms stay for awhile and soon are gone.  They shine like the light on a rainbow, but those colors don’t last long.  Children are like a loan from our near Neighbor who is ever ready to lend a hand or meet our need.

A Pastor’s Advice

“…let your children be as so many flowers borrowed from God; if the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer’s loan of them, and keep good neighbourhood to borrow and lend with him.

Set your heart upon heaven, and trouble not your spirit with this clay idol of the world; which is but vanity, and hath but the lustre of the rainbow in the air, which cometh and goeth with a flying March shower…”

Samuel Rutherford, letter from prison,Scotland,1637

Childhood– What a time to lay foundations–to build relationships so they’ll talk about fun things–and why we love our Lord Jesus.  My book, Old Paths For Little Feet, gives principles for doing this.  You can order it at…or…

About Carol Brandt

I earned a B.A. in History from Florida State University and M.Ed in.Higher Education from Florida Atlantic University. I taught high school social studies before “retiring” to full-time homemaking and raising two daughters. Now I love being a grandmother to four boys and a girl. I have also raised five collies.

My husband, John, was an optometrist, who worked tirelessly for his profession through private practice and as a consultant, and served on the Board of Trustees of Illinois College of Optometry for twenty years.

Ernest Reisinger was my chief mentor in this warm-hearted application of Calvinism. He gave me many books! The Founders Journal and Founders Conferences, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, and Charles Spurgeon have been other sources of Reformed thinking as well as the other warm-hearted ones listed in my book, “Warm-hearted Calvinists.”

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