Kids turned me into a baby
But now, if I see any sitcom, drama, movie, infomercial or musical that involves a child getting hurt I cry like such a baby. I sit there silently blubbering away pretending a speck of dirt got in my eyes.
Shows like Law & Order: SVU or the local news are out for me. Even movies like Up! make my eyes well up. Letters to God was the worst movie for me to watch.
I see these kids in situations that I pray my kids never end up in. Kids with cancer, abuse, poverty, and skinned knees. I don’t ever want my kids to experience these things and the thought that other kids do is saddening to me.
I know I can’t protect my kids and at times I shouldn’t protect them. I know that God has a purpose for all that pain but I pray my kids don’t need that to show God’s purpose for this world.
I want my kids to grow up and never experience pain, loss, or grief. Yet, I know that is an impossible request.
I want my kids to experience a life full of ease, blessings, and comfort. This is also an impossible request.
So I guess above all I want my kids to know that no matter what God loves them and will do anything it takes to bring them to Him.
Exodus 3:7 says that God felt our pain. That our hurt, hurts God. When we get hurt, God cries.
God did more than pray we would never hurt, God sent Jesus to step into our pain and comfort us. More than comfort, blessings, and an easy life God wants His children to be close to Him, so God sent Jesus.
Jesus stepped out of heaven and into earth and endured the cross and the grave, then came back to life. So that we, in the midst of our pain, grief, and heartache, could be close to the God who made us.
That closeness means that even when the world is caving in we can find comfort and strength to go on because God is with us.