Saturday, February 20, 2010

Story of Hope and Restoration--Part 19

The things that hurt my children grew deeper and deeper. Simple answers didn't seem to work, and the questions got harder.

Jael wanted to know if I started running from God who would take care of her?  I still sometimes deal with these things, because they have decided that a few people they know just "run from God."  They almost feel like it's something you do?  Praying about this sad as it is. 

One night the kids and I decided to go to Chili's for dinner; we were there for almost 2 1/2 hours.  Josh doesn't tend to be the type that likes to hang out for extra time at a restaurant.  We called him just in time to order dessert and invited him to come join us.  Yes, I know!! I told you that God had me do some ODD things.  He accepted the invitation.  I remember a preview for Saw IV coming on, and he quickly made the kids turn away.  Why?  He still had it in him. He still KNEW the kid's spirits needed protecting.  I immediately prayed for the realization that he had spent years not protecting his own spirit.