Love For Children

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Genesis 44:20-29

And we said to my lord, 'We have an aged father, and a younger [brother], the child of his old age, and his brother died, and he alone remains from his mother, and his father loves him.' Then you said to your servants, 'Bring him down to me that I may set my eyes upon him.' Then we said to my lord, 'The boy cannot leave his father; if he should leave his father, then he would die.'read more.
Then you said to your servants, 'Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you shall not again see my face.' And it happened [that] we went up to your servant, my father, and told him the words of my lord. And when our father said, 'Buy a little food for us,' then we said, 'We cannot go down. If our youngest brother [is] with us, then we shall go down. For we will not be able to see the face of the man unless our youngest brother [is] with us.' Then your servant, my father, said to us, 'You yourselves know that my wife bore two sons to me. One went out from me, and I said, "Surely he must have been torn to pieces," and I have never seen him since. And if you take this one also from me, and he encounters harm, you will bring down my gray head in sorrow to Sheol.'

2 Samuel 18:33

The king was upset, and he went up to the upper room of the gate and wept. He said as he went, "My son, Absalom, my son, my son, Absalom. {If only} I had died instead of you, Absalom, my son, my son."

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