I have 3 small children ages ranging for ages 2-7, so when I read about the shootings at Sandy Hook, I cried like I have not cried in a ...
I have 3 small children ages ranging for ages 2-7, so when I read about the shootings at Sandy Hook, I cried like I have not cried in a long time!! This age group was to close to home for me, as I am sure it is for alot of mothers out there.
When my kids came home from school, I showered them with lots of attention that I know I have failed to give my kids lately. This incident has opened my eyes to things I have been neglecting to see, even though I have been seeing them but really just ignoring them.
My kids are very special to me, but life seems to get into the way and make it hard for parents to give their children the attention that they truly need. The Bible tells us "Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act", Proverbs 3:27. I have to remember that my children need my love and attention and that I have more than enough power to give it to them. If I fail to give it to them what will happen to them in the long run??
The questions I ask myself are pretty scary, will they turn out like the young man that killed all those innocent babies? Did he act out for attention that he wasn't getting at home? God forbid my kids turn out like that!! I have thought so much about this and I know the answer to all these questions that are tormenting my mind....The answers all come from the Bible, and it tells me, "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it", Proverbs 22:6.
I know that if I teach my kids about Jesus and teach them what the Bible tells them, that when they get older they will always hold that in their hearts. I am not so naive that I believe my kids will not go out into the world and explore and possibly back slide, but I can hold onto the promise that they will have all those teachings in their hearts and God WILL get them back into the fold eventually!!
Also, I read the words in Proverbs 4:23 "Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life." I know that I cannot let the television babysit my kids giving them the attention that I should be giving them. There is so much trash on the T.V that if I let that device or any other device be the kids main source of attention, their hearts are being trained in the worlds way....I cannot, and will not let that happen.
So, will all the tragedy that has taken place, I have to take the one single nugget of goodness that has come out of this and run with it, bury it deep inside my heart and nurture it. I will love my kids, train them up and give them so much needed attention!!
I am praying daily for these parents of lost children, my heart goes out to them, and the only encouraging words I can give them is, "To be absent from the world is to be present with the Lord," 2 Cor5:8
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