The grief that we have collectively experienced as a result of recent gun-related tragedies may make returning to school feel not like something to celebrate, but something to fear.
For the Burdened Parent of College- Aged and Young Adult Children
In Christ, you have God’s perpetual smile. Nothing you did earned his favor, and nothing you failed to do can take it away.
Your child’s life is a part of a grander story that points in some mysterious way to the day when every knee will bow, every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.
Parents need to pray for bold faith, believing that God will do his work even in the face of fires that from our perspective seem out of control.
If your eyes ever see, your ears ever hear, the sin, weakness, and failure of a teenager, it’s never an accident. It’s never an interruption. It’s always grace.
We pray that the hope of the gospel brings comfort and peace even as we are confronted with the horror of more children and teachers lost in the places where they should be safest.
When I am caught up in a spin cycle of anxiety, I do not have the peace of God that would allow me to notice and respond with comfort to my child’s worries.