Monday, January 20, 2014

MY son lives in China.
My SON lives in China.
My son LIVES in China.
My son lives in CHINA.

     No matter where I put the emphasis...even if I try MY SON LIVES IN sounds WRONG...just plain WRONG!  I don't like it...I just don't like it.  I want ALL sons and their families HERE - Chesterfield, County, Virginia!  I want ALL my grands HERE...where we can be part of their day to day activities, watch them involved...

      Yes, I did say all of this OUT LOUD!  It's been in my heart and mind a long time. MY SON LIVES IN CHINA!  Sometimes, I will pretend as though he is just visiting there...that got harder once he married.  Then I starting trying to think about WHEN he and his wife would move to the states...that got harder once they bought a home. son lives in China...and I cry over it and I feel sorry for myself and my discontentment is SIN!

     The Lord has pointed out to me several things:

     1.   My son is not MINE!  Ephesians 5:31 "Therefore, a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife...".

     2.  My son is not HIDDEN away from the God of the Earth!  Psalm 47:7-8 "For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm!  God reigns over the nations, God sits on His holy throne."

    3.  I can PRAY for my son...  I can go straight to the ONE who LOVES my son...more than me...because HIS LOVE IS PERFECT!  Philippians 1:3  "I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy...And I am sure of this:  that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ."

MY SON LIVES IN CHINA!  Thank you, Lord.  Keep teaching me....

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