September 3, 2008
"We must view young people not a empty bottles to be filled, but as candles to be lit." -- Robert H. Shaffer
Isn't that the way it is with mothering? We don't just tell our children what to do, we raise them to go out and make a difference in the world. We nudge them out of the nest so they can fly on their own. Trouble is, they fall from time to time, just like we do. It's at those times we help pick them up and comfort the bruises so they can get back out there and fly some more.
God is like that. His arms are always there to wrap around us and say "I love you, my child. You are not alone. Let me show you the way. Follow my example and be a light in a darkened world."