As my heart goes out to the families of victims, my mind is struggling not to go out of control. Racing from one fearful, life scenario to another.
It doesn't matter if you're an expectant mother or expectant grandmother, or somewhere in between. If you are connected to kids, you understand this reality show.
Today, I'm not going to take a lot of your time. I'm going to just share a few fears, some pictures and set you up for a video blog I am doing with the last kid I have in the cave. That vlog will be coming your way on Monday. He and I are going to briefly chat about how we cope - or don't cope - with the fears that pop up in the parent/child relationship. Whether the boy and I are helpful to you and yours will surely be debatable.
But, the good stuff we try to apply from God's Word will surely be iron-clad.
You can see the photos representing just a few things this boy does or is involved in that can make my heart race...so, trust me when I say I get the parental fear thing. The broken leg photo was from sliding into third base his freshman year in baseball. That set off my obsession with constantly making the stairs leading up to his room free of any object - including a dust bunny - as he could trip and break something else. I know, I know.
When I fear for my children, I truly don't know where else to turn. The words of Simon Peter in John 6:68 & 69 often ring in my mommy ears: “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”
While prayers go up for hurting families today...and all of our families today, you may want to cling to - as I am - the following. Some hopeful words of eternal life.
Isiah 49:13b, "For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones."
May God's comfort and compassion be strong in Aurora today.