Is my child safe? We moms and dads worry about the safety of our children from time to time. Will they be physically safe? Stranger danger…broken bones…car accidents. Will they be emotionally safe? Bullies…mean spirited comments…overhearing something that hurts their feelings because it is about them. Will they be spiritually safe? Doubt…fear…sinful nature…temptations.
The temptation for me is to fear and worry. However, I try hard to lift those fears and worries up to the Lord. He ultimately is in control…not me. He’s got the whole world in his hands. He’s got the little bitty babies in His hands. Yesterday at work I found out a co-worker was celebrating the life of her little one. “Angel day” for her was when her daughter went to be with the Lord. What? She was at work and yet still posted about her Angel Baby on Facebook. Yes. She has moved forward in her life with another child and so many more days than one can count. Life is hard. Our children are vulnerable to death just as much as you and me.
The death of a child makes no sense to me. This past year I know three families that have lost a child. Their sons were taken from them suddenly and unexpectedly. Death is like that. It is a dash of life moving onto Heaven. Our child is still safe though. Even in death. I believe in a Big Father God who loves all the little and large people of this world. Those that believe in Him go on to be safe in the Kingdom of Heaven. That is the good news. That is a hope I can cling to. That is grace made full.