“He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.” Malachi 4:6 (NIV)
God is concerned about families, which is why the gospel repairs broken hearts, relationships, and homes. This is why Satan seeks to attack the institution of marriage and why he drives a wedge between fathers and children. This is also why Jesus seeks reconciliation between families and offers His Spirit to turn hearts toward home.
The outcome of homes intentionally without a parent, sons without fathers and daughters without mothers, is detrimental to the development of wholeness in future adults unless the Holy Spirit intervenes with healing and hope.
Let’s pray today that we will guard our parenting and family relationships by His Spirit.