Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Our own Sons and Daughters

Any Christian parent who has experienced the loss of a son or daughter, not to the finality of death, but to the lost ways of the world whether it be lifestyle choices, drugs or a general rejection of the Lord God that builds a chasm that seems uncross-able relates intimately to the Prodigal Son story in the Bible.  You are not alone.  You are not the only one.
Sculpted by tiny hands and precious to the heart!
Mother and Child

We have such a child.

11 long years have passed.  11 years of tears and arguments and pain and a ripping open of the wound over and over and over again.  11 years of crying out to the Lord - in passionate plea and heart broken despair and screaming hope.

Last night my baby boy called.  To tell us he is doing well.  He has been completely drug free for 40 days.  He has gained 35 pounds.  To tell us that he loves us.  And we got to tell him how much we love him.

My prayers don't stop.  Neither should yours.  The journey has been long and it has been hard.  The world cannot keep our children unless we give up.  Never give up.  Never give in.  Our God is faithful and trustworthy and delivers His children from the darkest of nights, the deepest of pits and from the most hopeless of situations. He bursts forth in shining light according to His perfect timing. Which we may seldom understand but can always trust in.

When you put your trust in the Creator of Heaven and earth, your trust is in His ETERNAL promises, not just those on this earth at this time.  Therefore, our Hope in Him is never misplaced.  If we don't see the answer here and now, we will see it There and Then.

Psalm 147 from this very mornings reading brings hope and peace to our hearts, now and for Eternity.

Thank you Lord!

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