Every Wednesday, during Lent, we are participating in a Lenten Curation of Before & After Images, linking up with MeetMeintheMiddleProject.com. The Meet Me in the Middle Project is a creative way to share the truth of the gospel on blogs, Pinterest, and Instagram, through Before&After collages. Post a collage, tell the story, explain how it demonstrates the gospel. Simple!
Here is this week’s post for the MeetMeintheMiddleProject.com:
All your children shall be taught by the Lord,
and great shall be the peace of your children (Isaiah 54:13, ESV).
Taught by God
My husband was deployed when my youngest was born. Then, during the next year, we had so many difficulties: we were displaced by Hurricane Katrina, he deployed again, I sold our house, and I moved to a strange city, alone, with the kids. When he returned from overseas, the adjustment was hard. Since then we’ve endured chronic illnesses, separation from family, marriage troubles and more…and I’ve been grieved that, for so long, we’ve been stretched so thin.
It has grieved me that we haven’t always shown our children
a clear picture of their Heavenly Father.
Parents are supposed to demonstrate the Father’s character, in part so their children will know what He is like. We tried. We gave them God’s Word and told them about the sacrifice of Jesus and the love of God. But, as for showing them God’s Word by living a life of sacrifice and love, we have fallen short. Here’s what I wish we could imitate…
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