Last night our eight year old humbled my heart…
He said, as he hopped onto our bed, “mom I’m so glad we have a nice squishy bed and a new car. I just feel bad for those people that do not have beds or cars. You know, those people who sleep on hard floors and stuff?” Wow. Yep kid…you are so right. I hugged him. I thanked him and the Lord for his humble and soft heart. I was reminded of how to be thankful in the blessings and keep perspective on those who have less.
I honestly do feel badly about buying a new car, taking vacations, and buying new things for our children. Why am I here in America when others were born into countries that are so vastly different? Only God knows. My heart is deeply troubled in watching images and headlines that come across that are so sad. I rejoice in the good news that friends share on Facebook, but it is not all good news…
I have a friend whose husband recently lost his job.
My aunt is battling cancer…again.
Friends have had to go to surgeries with their littles in the past few weeks.
One of my friends has not spoken to me in a few weeks and I’m not really sure why.
Why God, why? I woke early in the morning to go to the bathroom, and I tried to go back to sleep. However, after casting out prayers of thanksgiving and requests for needs of others…I still ask why? Children should not have to be in hospitals. People should have work. Everyone should love one another. But, we do not have control of the world. He does…
You are Love.
Please forgive me when I love things or myself more than Your people.
Redirect my steps and heart today in service to You. As I read Your Word help it to penetrate my soul. Give me actions that please you. Continue to make our sons’ hearts soft for You and others.
We give You our lives as You gave Your Life…Your Son for us.