Yesterday, my heart felt incredibly heavy while we were scurrying around, getting ready for the day. My young children were chattering, happy and mostly oblivious to what is going on in our world right now. We stay at home as much as we can, but my husband and I darted into Lowe’s for a second to pick up some tile for our fixer upper before heading that way.
It may be controversial, but at this time I choose not to wear a mask, as do most of the folks in my small, conservative community. We carefully socially distanced at Lowe’s, and then stopped by the UPS Store where my husband was ridiculed regarding mask wearing. We passed blue lives matter bumper stickers and flags, while reading about how black lives matter every time we log into Instagram. I honestly have deactivated my Facebook account, because the flurry of opinions have become too much to bear.
And ladies, my heart is heavy. It is heavy for my children. We live in the midst of a wicked generation, and God has been pushed to the wayside. Godly examples for our children are few and far between, and it is up to us to step into that role.
We were put into this time in history “for such a time as this.” We have been equipped by the Lord with His Word, which is sharper than a two edged sword. With humility and meekness, we can lead our children to living water.
It is time for us to seek righteousness. True righteousness, which is outlined in Scripture. This involves us being selfless, meek, and gentle. Perhaps our loud voices need to soften while we ask the Lord to fight for us while we are still.
Will you join me in prayer for this generation? I honestly don’t know what else to say, other than a fierce spiritual battle is going on right now. Our children need us to be a good example and stand in the gap for them.
Take heart, mama. God is near, and He is willing to give us peace that passes understanding.