Dear friend, When we think about the joy and responsibility of being new parents, we’re reminded of the profound teachings and narratives the Bible offers. In the ancient scriptures, we see that children are regarded as a gift from the Lord, blessings that add richness and purpose to our lives.
Mary and Joseph, as new parents to Jesus, showcased a profound example of trust, faith, and love. They faced challenges, protected their child, and nurtured Him with divine guidance. Similarly, when Hannah was blessed with Samuel after her fervent prayers, she dedicated him to the Lord’s service, understanding the divine purpose behind her son’s birth.
Throughout scriptures, parents are guided to raise their children with love, discipline, and instruction. It’s clear that new parents are given a sacred role – to mold and shape the next generation, instilling values, morals, and faith.
Dear brother and sister, always remember, as new parents, you’re not alone. The Lord’s grace is always with you, offering guidance and strength. Cherish every moment, learn from each experience, and above all, keep your faith strong.
Dear friends, now let’s see the Bible scriptures below that talk about “New Parents”.
“And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord”
“And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken. For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac”
1 Samuel 1:20
“Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the Lord”
“Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord : and the fruit of the womb is his reward”
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it”
“And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord”
“Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers”
“And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up”
“He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord”
“The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame”
“Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged”
“Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her”
“And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn”
“Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table”
“And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink”
“Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell”
“And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb. And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach: And she called his name Joseph; and said, The Lord shall add to me another son”
“And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bare not. And the angel of the Lord appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son”
“So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went in unto her, the Lord gave her conception, and she bare a son”
2 Kings 4:16-17
“And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid. And the woman conceived, and bare a son at that season that Elisha had said unto her, according to the time of life”
“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations”
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus : for he shall save his people from their sins”
“Now Elisabeth’s full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son”
1 Chronicles 4:9-10
“And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow. And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested”
“And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said the Lord to me, Call his name Mahershalalhashbaz”
“So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son”
New parenthood is a divinely ordained phase of life, an opportunity to shape souls and leave lasting legacies. The Bible, with its timeless wisdom, offers countless examples and teachings for new parents. Whether you’re looking for guidance, assurance, or simply understanding the depth of this role, the scriptures provide the foundation. Embrace the journey with love, patience, and faith, knowing that you are part of a divine plan, walking a path laid out by generations before you. Let these biblical lessons inspire and guide you as you embark on this sacred journey of parenthood.