Tuesday, August 16, 2016
I bet that some of you are more than just casually concerned about the effect of today’s perilous times upon your children and grandchildren. They face more danger, violence, cruelty, ungodliness, and temptation than we ever did. It stands to reason, therefore, that parents and grandparents will struggle with the question of who will watch over them and protect them since, in the case of many of them, they are own their own. Because of it, I have heard many parents and grandparents throughout the years express their fear of dying, saying “who will be around to help them?” or “what are they going to do without me?” Since I am familiar with these concerns, I always remind them that it is actually the Lord who has watched over them and protected them, although their part is important and precious to their loved ones. After all, even if we were to leave them, we must not forget the eternal truth in Psalm 68:5 which says: “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.”
So today, my dear brethren, rest in the confidence that the Lord will watch over and protect your loved ones whether you are here or in Heaven. Trust in the Lord and redirect your focus on other pressing matters. Remember that they, as well as us, are in the best of care.
God’s promise for today: (Proverbs 14:26) “Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge.”