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 CHINA...it 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 grow...be 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. So...my 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....