Bars & Boundaries

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These bars seem constricting. They keep people from lugging big bags onto escalators. They are wide enough for carry-ons to go thru. These are safety measures so travellers don’t get hurt when huge heavy luggages fall off narrow steps on escalators.

In life, many seemingly inconvenient constraints are God’s hedges on His children. We need to be trusting that his ways are higher than our ways, and his thoughts are not our thoughts..but so much more.

He gives us enough space to get us through with what we need along the way. Let us not carry too much but travel light.

Jesus said my yoke is easy n my burden is light. Are u travelling light, my friend? Cast your cares on Jesus for He cares for you.

Hedges, fences and boundaries protect us. They not only keep the bad things out. They are not only for protection from bad, they also keep the good things in. The world today is constantly filling our thoughts and minds with values and perspectives that last only for the moment. Temporal pleasures, fleeting success and momentary gratifications..

For Christian parents, we often want to shield our children from bad influence. We do the best we can to teach them the right values and Godly perspectives. But there is a limit to what we can do and how we can keep them safe. We cannot be with them 24/7 and everywhere and anywhere they go.  This is why it is important to set up good boundaries that will keep them safe. We need to teach by walk and by talk – Biblical principles that will guide them in how to face difficult situations in life. These principles are like the bars and railings at the top and bottom of the escalators. They provide just enough space for the essentials to go through. Excess and useless stuffs are filtered out. They keep our children from hurting themselves when we are not with them.

Proverbs 22:6
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

We need to train them young. Many life principles are caught and taught when the mind is still pliable and receptive. As parents, let us do our part and do it now.  Set up boundaries that will keep for life.


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