Certainly, as we follow Jesus into the world, other people speak into the lives of our children, but raising and loving our children in the ways of God is not something we pass off to the youth pastor or the Sunday school teacher. It is a day-in and day-out way of living life before our children with Jesus by our side.
We have very little control of anything in life. This brings great fear. So we try to control the fear by letting go of control. But this is simply another vain attempt to control. Just as we cannot control life, we cannot control control.
The only way out is to recognize that control is an illusion. We have no control. Life is a ride, and God is the builder of this ride, and Jesus is riding it with us, so we can just enjoy all the ups and downs of life.
This is a guest post by Ken Myers about trusting the Lord with our children, even when they seem to be doing the wrong things. Ken has an older son who needs direction in life, but Ken is learning to trust God to guide and protect his children.
Do you celebrate Halloween? Why or why not? This post contains three reasons I think Christians SHOULD celebrate Halloween. The next time some Christian tells you that celebrating Halloween is sinful, you might invite them to read this post and consider a different perspective.