for not coming back with Song of Solomon. There have been some happenings in our family that have taken my attention. Not anything terrible.... but I needed to give my undivided attention to family.
I've been having a lot of one on One conversations lately with the Lord. You see, our oldest son will be leaving in 2 days for Afghanistan. I seems some of the orders have changed and that the mission will be a bit more dangerous than we had first believed. I will honestly say, I have spent a lot of hours praying for God's peace for our family.
I know that God is able to protect our son. I also know that my son needs to see that God is his refuge and source of strength. He needs a personal relationship that he has never had and that is my first prayer. I pray for his protection, but am keenly aware that the enemy of this world has his hand in play in all this, and that something "could" happen. I am not one to go blindly into the future without realizing all the possibilities.
I've prayed that my husband will have peace. I know this has been so hard on him. He has spent to much energy trying to teach our son the right things.... and watching him make mistakes is and has been tough. I have had some deep talks with the Lord about shielding my husband through this time too.
And our son leaves behind 6 brothers and sisters... of all ages. My heart is heavy for those who are old enough to know what is going on, where he is going, the possibilities... I know they worry. For the little ones who really don't understand... .I have prayed for God to protect and encourage their hearts and emotions. Regardless of when our son comes home, he will be different. Everyone that we know who has any military experience said to prepare for that. That he will never be the "brother and son" that he was once. So... I pray for wisdom for all of us, to love him, and care for him, however he returns to us.
I am not from a military family... .have no military friends per say... .so this is all very new to me. The only source I know to hold onto, to give my grief and anguish too, to totally depend on is Jesus! My Savior, my Redeemer...
I will return soon with a new study or thought... but for now.... lift us up in your prayers.