This has been quite a week. So many people I know are hurting. There is so much disease and loss and pain. It weighs heavy on my heart. On top of all the sadness and hurt around me, today I get word of yet another dear friend dealing with more pain in her world. I just wanted to lie on my bed and have a good cry. God, why? Why do these good people have to experience this pain? Why do good families lose loved ones?
Then I look over at my beautiful children as they laugh and play and I realize they are watching me.
Do I show them a mom who crumbles under the weight of the world or do I show them a mom who turns to God? Do I lock myself in my room and cry or do I open the Word of God?
What I do today will teach them how to handle pressures of the world for tomorrow. So today I will choose Jesus. I will choose to turn to the Healer, the Comforter. The One who really does understand and loves us more than imaginable. The One who can help like no one else.
What will you show your children?