My son wakes up likes this every morning. He’s got a big smile and looks at the world around him with wonder and excitement.
Yesterday another shocking tragedy happened in our nation. 5o people died in one horrific event. As a mom, I automatically see scary things through that mom filter and think about how it would feel to know your child was in that place at that time. To anxiously try and reach them, to desperately hope to find them and make sure they are okay. And if you lose your child do you forever worry that they suffered or were scared at the end? I can’t even imagine how that could consume a parent.
This morning I looked at Pierce and realized he has no knowledge of or experience with evil, murder, hate, terrorism, prejudice, or sin. Yet.
I want to protect him from that. I wish he could just never know about those things and keep waking up happy and full of wonder every day.
But this is a sinful and imperfect world, full of sinful and imperfect people, including his mama. I can’t hide that from him, but I can teach him of the perfect and loving God whose grace promises us another life. And it will be a life and a world with no sin and hate and suffering. I will be there and my greatest hope, what I want more than anything, is for my kids to be there.
Don’t you want that too?
Revelation 21:4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.
2 Corinthians 4:17-18 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.