Whether you have children or not, everyone was a child once. And we are all children of God. Jesus had a special place in his heart for children. As adults, we have a responsibility to raise godly children, set a good example for them, and leave a better world for them. I hope these quotes and verses encourage you to be a godly adult while still while still appreciating all that children have to offer us!
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
You may speak but a word to a child, and in that child there may be slumbering a noble heart which shall stir the Christian Church in years to come.
The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.
What a mercy was it to us to have parents that prayed for us before they had us, as well as in our infancy when we could not pray for ourselves!
Christ wants a child’s heart, but a grown-up’s head. He wants us to be simple, single-minded, affectionate, and teachable, as good children are; but He also wants every bit of intelligence we have to be alert at its job, and in first-class fighting trim.
But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.”
The flower of youth never appears more beautiful than when it bends toward the sun of righteousness.
It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over.
Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
Train up a child in the way he should go – but be sure you go that way yourself.
When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?
Little pitchers have wide ears.
Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
I don’t believe there are devils enough in hell to pull a boy out of the arms of a godly mother.
The mother’s heart is the child’s classroom.
Oh, the joy of young ideas painted on the mind, in the warm, glowing colors fancy spreads on objects not yet known, when all is new and all is lovely!