Life with My Children

King Solomon, in Psalm 127, says, “Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with their enemies in the gate.”

Psalm 128, immediately following, says, “Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine in the very heart of your house, your children like olive plants all around your table. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the LORD.” The psalm ends with “Yes, may you see your children’s children.”

Part of me knew that I had a great gift from the LORD in my children, but I didn’t love them like I should have … I tried to take my life … I dreamed of leaving them and becoming a post-op transgender. Oh, I had silly dreams of coming to visit them as their second mom, but, really … what would I have done to them?

Jesus, in Matthew 18:2-6, sets a little child in the midst of His disciples, and says, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me. But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” This is a very serious warning from Jesus.

Thankfully, none of my children ever saw me dressed or made-up like a woman. But they certainly could have. I was very foolish and cross-dressed while they were asleep in the house. They could easily have woken up … and they would have been frightened and devastated … not at all understanding why their father was acting so strange.

Please do not put your children at risk. Do not cause them to stumble. Jesus has given you a very serious warning … the consequences are dire if you do not heed His words. If you have caused your children confusion, dismay, anger, please seek God’s forgiveness … your children’s forgiveness … your spouse’s forgiveness.

Free PDF: The Godly Man’s Picture, Thomas Watson, Puritan Paperbacks, 1992.