I can remember when the news broke that someone, just days before Christmas, had walked into an elementary school and shot and killed a number of kids; many of whom were under the age of seven. My heart broke in a way that I was previously unaware it could. No, I didn’t personally know anyone affected by this tragedy. However, I had just given birth two months before this to my first child. This was all so new! I was suddenly confronted with the thought that I would one day send my sweet baby boy off to school and be completely unable to fully ensure his safety.
I remember asking my mom, how I could safely raise my son if there were so many people intent on harming him?! If I am honest this is a thought with which I have wrestled constantly since then.
Years later I still struggle with this. My oldest has started kindergarten and its truly been a struggle. But late in 2018, I came across a verse that reminded me of the answer.
“3 His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. 4 By these He has given us very great and precious promises, so that through them you may share in the divine nature, escaping the corruption that is in the world because of evil desires.”
2 Peter 1:3-4, HCSB
His promises are where my focus should lie. His promises are what protect my baby, not me. Recognizing the gift that they are and the precious gift of His promises is what will protect my babies!
While I haven’t the ability to be everywhere my children are at all times and completely aware of the intentions of everyone around them…. I know someone who is….
Thank You, Jesus for loving my babies better than I ever could!!