Bright, flashing lights. Rows and rows of cars. Skyscrapers. Just a few of the things Mariah, my middle daughter, would have taken in last night as her bus rolled into New York City late. After singing at Evensong at the National Cathedral last night, she traveled down the road to her next performance at St. Patrick’s Cathedral with the Charlotte Children’s Choir.
Country side. Miles and miles of interstate. Lots of screaming little people. These will be the sights and sounds for Madison, my youngest daughter, as she heads to Georgia this morning for church camp.
Two great experiences. One shaky mom. As my kid’s friend, I am so excited for my girls; getting to see wonderful things and spread their wings. As my kid’s mom, I am saying prayers for protection and wisdom for every decision they make. When I woke up this morning, realizing that Mariah was in the biggest city in America, without Greg or I, I was so thankful for the protection of the Lord. Mariah is as safe as ever – without us, because she is never without Him!
“Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling.” Psalm 91:9 – 10
“I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8
As you read this blog this morning, would you please pray for safety and a fun time for my girls. Then post a comment below of how we can all pray for your family as you venture out and enjoy summer!
Lynn, an excellent reminder of how our Lord is the ultimate protector of our children. I felt peace and joy as I watched the girls waiting to get in the vans this morning. I will miss Isabel but I shared their excitement because I know God has mighty plans for them this week-end. He will be with them, as He always is, in a way that we can never be. That gives me such assurance that our omnipotent and omnipresent Lord watches over them. I will be joining you in prayer for the girls and, indeed, all the children going to this conference in Georgia. I can’t wait to hear the awesome stories when they get back.