Who's Showing Through Your Cracks?

Who’s Showing Through Your Cracks?

Everyone I know is a product of their parents. I’m not talking biologically but rather emotionally. If you’re  10 or 70 it makes absolutely no difference. Your parents peek through the cracks and tell me who you are. No wonder psychology always goes back to childhood, for those who surround a child surely determine who that child will be.

Listen to what someone said about childhood: “I believe it’s in the first 10 years of life that you can have the greatest influence on a child. We need to teach our kids, the way of God, respect for their neighbors, and the value of education. We show them. We love them by reading the Bible with them, by praying with them. We show them love by superviseing what kind of people they hang around. If we don’t break our kids of these habits in the beginning, they’re going to break us in the end. There’s no way to replace love with the giving of trinkets – stereos, clothes, cars, whatever. We’ve got to give ourselves, physically, morally, and spiritually. We’ve got to let our kids know that we can be hurt; we’ve got to show them the soft underbelly of our life. Then they’ll know that we are real, and that our love is for real.”

“Our nation is in a Great Depression - of love. There is little anymore that holds our nation together except our fragile economy. What would happen if that economy should collapse? Unless things change, families won’t be there to hold together the jagged pieces. This nation will shatter like a worn-out porcelain jar, hitting a cement floor. To have a strong nation we need strong families.”

But where are the loving strong families? There are very few. Parents surrendered to their own childhood hurts, still looking for love and meaning, drowning in depression, alcohol and drugs, while dragging their children under with them.

Your family might not have been what you wanted it to be, but you can overcome by being in Christ. By changing your name to His. By seeing yourself in Him and allowing Him to tell you who you are and then you can tell your kids who they are and love will be there. The love a child so desperately needs and a love to stop destroying your children, because you didn’t get the love you needed at their age.

Isn’t this why Jesus came?

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”   Matt 19:14

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew[a] you,
    before you were born I set you apart;
    I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jer 1:5

Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “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. Matt 18:2-4


*Niki Cruz, Code Blue

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