Being grateful is so good for us. It can help pull us out of our sadness and change our perspective. But some days, it’s really hard to remember what I am grateful for.
This is one of those days.
As we watched the events unfold on Friday, the facade of safety was stripped away once again. We do everything we can to protect our children. We feed them well, pray for good teachers, surround them with loving people. But in the end, there is so much that is out of our control. Almost everything, actually. And when we are suddenly faced with how quickly our circumstances could drastically change, it scares us. And we grieve with those who know the pain much more intimately than we do.
Like so many moms across the country, I am still in tears over Friday’s massacre. And I know that I have so little control over what will happen in my daughter’s life. But I know the One who controls it all. I know the One who loves her even more than I do and can actually do something about it.
I know the One who can take any circumstance and turn it for good.
As I pray for her safety and for healing for all those in Newton, I am grateful to the One who can heal, protect, redeem, and make all things new.
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