Image by Martin Gommel via FlickrThere recently was a horrible accident in town. A young child was killed while attempting to get on the school bus. The other morning on the radio they were reporting new details on the case. As I started to listen I realized that my eight year old was in the back listening also. The report began to get a little graphic as to the horrific injuries to this young child, so I turned the radio down so my little one couldn't hear.
My son didn't say anything, he just sat quietly in the back. But I knew he heard a little. He worries a lot about things, things that he shouldn't be worrying about. So I knew that if he heard too much it could harm him. So, for a long as I can I will try to protect his innocence, his naivety, his faith.
God wants to protect us from harm, just like I wanted to protect my son. How many times has he shielded you? God knows what is best for us, but just like my son we are all curious of the unknown. Even when the unknown could hurt us. But just how my son trusts that I know what is best for him, We should always trust that God knows best for us. He will always protect us, we just have to let him.
Psalm 4:8 (NIV, ©2011) 8 In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.
Psalm 32:7 (NIV, ©2011) 7 You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.