Bemoan: January 22, 2010

Posted: January 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

Sorry, but it had to happen.  There had to come a day when some sadness slipped out.

Nearly every day when I take my son to school, there is a woman walking her children to school.  Seems nice enough that she walks with them, but nearly every day she is mad at them.  She frowns and yells and today there was even some frustrated shoving to get them to go faster.  Sigh.   I wrote a note that she will never read, but it’s just  a little escape hatch for sadness.

Dear mom who walks your kids to school,

They will remember this time with you.  They will form thoughts about their value and about your place in their life during exactly these kinds of moments.  In an average day in the life of the American child, there will be plenty of pushers.  Lots of yellers.  They need someone who is safe.  They are desperate for someone who understands that these years go by fast and can see the treasure in a slow walk to school.

Maybe you’re going through a hard time or maybe your mom pushed you.  Many things make us who we are.  All I know is, these thousands of accumulated footsteps from your door to their school and back again, are making something.  They are creating a legacy of sorts.  I hope you find some hope.

Bemoan:  a world so heavily buried beneath the weight of sin that even the relationships that are built to bring life sometimes don’t.

Jesus, to our world of stubborn sorrow, would you send relentless life?  Oh, how we need You.

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  1. Annie Schrader says:

    “A world so heavily buried beneath the weight of sin that even the relationships that are built to bring life sometimes don’t.”

    Bo, this could not have been stated better. And it made me cry. Just another reminder of so much hurt, and so many areas for us to show Jesus.

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