Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Our daughter is away at camp and has been faced with some trying times. A mother's instinct is to run to her defense, bringing her back to the fortress of home, but as my husband said, what kind of teacher am I if I do not allow my student to ever take an exam? As our daughter is on the brink of womanhood, I cannot and should not be always at my daughter's side giving her the correct answers; there comes a point in every child's life when they must own their faith. God is to be her strength and her high tower, not me. Our daughter has certainly had many tests of faith while at camp, and thus far has done very well. Her verse to cling to during this time is, "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." This is a comfort, because it is an honor and a privilege to be counted worthy to share in the fellowship of Christ's sufferings. May God increase her faith even more. Posted by Picasa

2 comments:

Donna said...

Oh the teenage years...they can be rough. Will pray your daughter comes through this time stronger in her faith.

Mrs Blythe said...

This must be really hard for you as a mother. Just being away from my little ones to go out for the evening is hard for me (a rare occurance!). So I can only imagine how hard it must be as they get older and need to learn the harder lessons of life through experience. I pray that she will learn more about God's love through whatever it is she is going through. Many blessings.