Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Honestly, no way!

I attend a Bible study weekly and was shocked by somethings that were discussed this past week. A mom asked the group of women (mostly in their 40's) what she should do about a certain situation. She said that when she dropped off her 5 year old daughter to a birthday party there was two women dropping of another little girl and as they dropped her off the two women were holding hands and kissing. This mother in my Bible study didn't know what or how to explain to her little innocent daughter about what just occurred. The leader of our group gave such simple insight and just said look up Bible verses and explain to her what we believe and why we believe it. Always go to the Bible for your foundation of raising your child.

Then another mom chimed in and said that on her daughter's recommended reading list for school was titles about having two mommies (meaning lesbians). I was floored. I couldn't believe that a third grader was having suggested to her books that have to do with lesbians.

A women then spoke up in our group that said while she was on vacation in San Fransico an elementary class took a unique field trip. The field trip was going to the teachers wedding, the sad thing is that it was to another women. I think was even more heart wrenching was that only four families decided not to go...every other student went!

If I think it's bad now....I can't imagine how it will be five years from now.

I was talking with a friend several months ago and she really said something that hit home to me. She mentioned how she prays for her little 7 month old boy all the time. I agreed and said I needed to pray for Blake more. I was telling her how I pray for him to be strong, to be a leader, to know Jesus at a young age, for his future wife....and she said I pray for my son that he wouldn't fall into pornography. I thought oh man...she is right. Now adays it's so readily available to people and men struggle with it so much, i really need to pray that for Blake.

Since these recent conversations I have had with these women, I have been so worried about my son. Worried about the temptations he will have to face. Worried about how he will have to deal with homosexuality being around so much more. Worried about people robbing of his innocence at such a young age. Worried about him not being the norm in his beliefs. I then remember my Bible study leader saying over and over...just go to the Bible for how to raise your children and how to teach them what is right and what is wrong and why we believe it.

I know this world we live in is hard for adults to live right now, but I can't imagine how hard it will be for Blake to be a Christian in the years to come at when he is in school.

Many are saying we are living the "labor pains" of the end times. I don't like to think about it too much because it just hurts my brain if that makes sense. I know that things will get harder as a Christian and I need to be prepared as a mother to know how to be able to handle those hard times. I want Blake to stay a precious innocent little boy as long as he can and don't want the world to rob that from him prematurely.


Gina said...

Sharon you are a fantastic mother and Jason is a wonderful father, the Lord will help you and equip you both to raise Blake. The times are scary and may only get scarier but we must cast out all fear and trust that God will work mightily and is above all the garbage. I worry too about my siblings, it seems like for me bringing it before God helps calm me (at least for a bit). :)

kdana said...

It's always great to start praying for your son like you said, and also important for your friends and family to join with you in agreement in prayer! Glad that you shared this and will begin praying specifics with him in this area and the struggle to grow up in this crazy mixed up world.

Also, ADORABLE pic of the two of you. He looks more like you every day.

Judith and Lance said...

First of all, I must say I LOVE the pic of you and Blake on this post, he is SO adorable (and so is his pretty mama!!).

Sharon -- this post breaks my heart for so many reasons... for our children who are going to grow up in such a morally defunct world, for the people who are choosing alternate lifestyles and are affecting our society, for the cihldren who have to ask these questions... but I LOVE the reminder to teach them from God's word. Thank you, Jesus for your unfailing word in spite of the labor pains we are feeling. Just think what those labor pains will bring about --- an eternity worshipping Jesus forever. We have to be prepared.

Megan said...

I agree with all these women. God will equip you and Jason and will help you along this long journey. You are a great mom!

Cara said...

We are very much living in the end times and while the world is spinning out of control it is getting more difficult to raise your children, let alone with Christian morals. Speaking with your children about sex and sexual preferences has begun at earlier ages, whether the kids are ready or not they are bombarded with these issues. At church we watched a clip of how this family refused to allow their child to read a book sent home about having to same sex parents. They should have issued a consent form like they do for sex-ed. The dad of this family went as far as getting arrested standing up for his beliefs against the gay lifestyle. Pray your Blake as much as you can, we are going to need God now more than ever!

Lana said...

Wow, Sharon. It's shocking, isn't it? Help us, Lord. (And what a comfort to know He will.) I think that we will all come to love and lean on the Word now that we are Moms like we never have before. Thanks for sharing this. Love you!