Life in a Fallen World
As hard as we may try, we cannot protect or shelter our children from the imperfect, fallen world. We should not hide from it or act as though the brokenness of the world simply doesn’t exist. As our teenagers are hurt they will see the effects of sin all around them and we can use those moments to again share the Gospel. God is not absent in a world left to chaos. He reigns over all and the risen Christ brings hope for the future. There will be an ultimate end to the sorrow, the sin and suffering. And life with Christ means we don’t walk through the darkness alone.
“having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might,” Ephesians 1:18-19 (ESV)
This is the end of the section about the family. How has God challenged you in this area? Pray with your spouse for patience and wisdom. Pray for your teenagers. I’m praying for you too. Let me know how I can help or better serve you and your family.
in HIS service,
P.S. The themes and main ideas come from Paul David Tripp’s book “Age of Opportunity”. I’m summarizing what I read, adding my own thoughts and Scripture too.
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