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My sweet baby

My sweet baby

Have fun showing your children photos of them when they were babies.

Discussion point: Parents have tender compassion for their children, but God’s compassion for us is even greater.

Tell some stories about your children when they were younger, and reminisce about how cute and treasured they were as infants. Describe how you had to feed, dress and carry your children when they were just helpless babies, and how you even had to help them hold their head up when they were newborns.

Explain that God puts a special love in a parent's heart for their offspring, and that a parent's deep desire to care for and protect their baby is a kind of compassion. Because of this compassion, a parent does everything they can to ensure that their children are kept safe and healthy.

Emphasize that the Bible likens God’s compassion for His children to that of a parent, but His love is so amazing that it goes far beyond even a parent’s love.

Relevant Scripture

Isaiah 49:15 “Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.

Psalm 103:13 “As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear Him.