My Heart Breaks

Tonight I was putting my son to bed by rocking him and singing. I sing the same two songs each time I put him to bed. The songs are “Jesus Loves Me” and “Amazing Grace”. After I finished singing I started to pray and think while my son was snuggled in on me.

This past week ran through my mind and my heart breaks for all that is happening in our country. And it breaks more then it has ever had before because I was seeing these events through mother eyes. I am raising my son in a country that I can’t completely understand. It isn’t the time I would wish my son to grow up in but it is the one that he will be.

I count my blessings that my son is too young to notice what is happening in the news and what my husband and I have been discussing all week. I am so glad he is too young to be on Facebook and face the never ending posts over the past weeks events. It is so confusing to work through and I don’t have to explain it to my child.

But someday he won’t be so young and he will ask questions which I will have to find an answer to. I don’t look forward to that day.

But my prayer was that I would be an example of Christ to him. That he will become a child and eventually an adult that treats other with respect and as Christ taught us.

The following scriptures run through my mind for how we need to be living to bring love and peace to those around us.

Matthew 22:37-39

37 And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the great and [o]foremost commandment. 39 The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’

Matthew 7:12

12 “In everything, therefore, [a]treat people the same way you want [b]them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

My prayer tonight was that I will be able to truly show and teach my son what those two scriptures really mean and I can only do that through Christ in me.

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