Keeping Families Together
Our children have recently spent a week away with their grandparents. While Jenny and I were happy to have some time alone over our anniversary (thanks for all the happy wishes), we were also very glad to welcome them home this past Wednesday. To have your children safely home with you is a blessing for a parent. It is hard to explain the peace that I feel when I know that all my kids are resting safely in their own beds.
As children get older we expect them to be gone more but we still may worry about them when they are out driving around in unknown places. Still, we expect that as we watch them mature and spread their wings. We don’t expect that with little children and much less with infants. To have your young child or your baby striped away from you would cause a great deal of heartache, pain, and grief – even trauma.
You have, no doubt, read and heard about the issue of children being separated from their parents at our southern border. The DCPC session released a statement earlier this week supporting an end to this behavior. I hope that you took time to read the letter. If not – you can link to it
. I also hope that you will join us for a time of prayer on
Monday evening, June 25
at 7 pm in Lingle Chapel
as we pray for the children and their families.
Hopefully we can all agree that it is a blessing for parents and children to be together. I know that I feel that way about my own children and I am grateful when others help get my children safely back into my arms. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus said, “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12) Let’s do what we can to help keep families together.
To God be the Glory!