... assure my babies that every story has a happy ending.
... protect my children from the sharp words and barbed actions of others.
... shield my kids from the realities of this falling-apart world.
... promise my little ones that only good things will come their way.
But I can't.
The truth is that life is hard. But it's harder without Jesus.
So, while I can't guard my sweet ones against all the tough stuff that comes with growing up ...
making friends and losing friends,
falling short and trying again,
experiencing joy and crying your eyes out,
having a plan and flying blind ...
I can remind them that Jesus is with them every moment of every day. I can listen to their triumphs and their disasters. I can assure them that they are growing up to be little people who bring smiles to our faces. I can point out the ways that I see God growing their faith.
And I can pray for them to be rooted in Jesus, bearing fruit and never withering. (Psalm 1)
"I pray that faith will find root and grow in my children's hearts,
that by faith they may gain what has been promised to them."
Luke 17:5-6 & Hebrews 11:1-40
Prompt #4 ~ I wish I could ...