Tuesday, December 18, 2012
I'm quite certain that many of were extra prayerful and thankful as we dropped our children at elementary schools today. My heart hurts for those parents that have forever changed morning routines.
My first grader doesn't know much about the evil in this world, mostly because I've sheltered her from it in every way that I possibly can. But I know that this control is just an illusion and that in time she will be exposed to pain, meanness, deceit and plain evil. It is because of this evil that we need God. Because of the pain we need a Savior. Because on our own, we deteriorate to selfishness and twisted thinking and Christmas is for this - God entering our broken world to deliver the light that heals.
I know you're doing the same. Are you talking about the tragedy with your children? Can you help but imagine if you were in their shoes?