Ten-year-old classmates, Simon and Jenesis lagged behind the rest of us as we approached the front doors of the school. I looked back wondering what was taking them so long. Simon had previously expressed that he didn’t want to go to school and his mother said that he had had a difficult morning. I could relate to Simon because my early morning hadn’t been so great either. I should have expected the unnecessary distractions. I triumphed despite that. It is #BringYourBibleToSchoolDay. We pressed on.
When Simon and Jenesis came around the corner to the school door, they both were showing each other how they were going to hold their Bibles in their hands as they went to class. They barely seemed to notice their mothers standing by to wish them well on their day. I watched as they disappeared through the double archway of the school hall heading toward their class. Jenesis on the left and Simon on the right both nodding heads as if to say “let’s do this”.
MOTHERING IS A TOOL
Motherhood, for me, has up and down seasons. There are days when I feel like I want to close myself up in a closet because I get so overwhelmed. There are other days when I can pat myself on the back and say, “Girl, you done good.” Today, I am a good girl.
When I told my children about the Focus on the Family campaign, neither of them declared that they wouldn’t do it. I thought about the fact that in this day and time, my reality could have been that they were uncooperative. Children today tell their parents what they are and are not going to do. No, my children were eager to see who would participate in #BringYourBibleToSchoolDay. And lucky for me, they were surrounded by classmates and friends of like faith. No wonder Psalm 127:5 says “blessed is the man who has his quiver full of them.” Children keep you sharp in your faith.
MY CHILDREN, YOUR CHILDREN, ALL CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE
Our nation should pay close attention, these warriors won’t back down from a challenge, campaign or conquest. The future is theirs and you better know that they plan to LIVE IT WELL! Today, they are shining their light in school hallways, tomorrow on Capital Hill.
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