Today I’m linking up with the Five Minute Friday community, writing for five minutes on a given prompt. This week’s word is FAMILIAR.
Yesterday, I allowed myself to get sucked in to fear. I got pulled into some shockingly high online stats of one’s chances of being trafficked, and then became panicked and heartbroken watching a news story about a child who was abducted just a few hours away. Before I became a mother, I would hear these stats and stories, be momentarily sad, and then forget about them minutes later. Now that I am a mom to a one and a half year old daughter, and one more on the way, this information now rattles me to the core. What kind of world are we raising our children in? Is no place safe anymore? It makes me want to keep my babies locked inside, away from the toxic gas of this world. But then I have to stop and remember that my God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and a sound mind. Mommas, pray over your babies. Daddies, pray over your families. As parents, we must be alert, vigilant, and smart, while at the same time allowing our children to grow up without fear.