40 minutes ago
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.