A Mother’s Prayer
I cannot stop thinking about all those poor mothers (And fathers, grandfathers, grandmothers, siblings, etc) who lost loved ones yesterday. Their tiny babies swept from their arms. There are no words. It is unimaginable, indescribable. This fallen, fallen world. I realize again. He holds my children in the palm of his hand. They are his, not mine. They are his to take care of, not mine…not in the big picture. I clothe them, I feed them, I bathe them, I kiss them, I love them…but He holds them. He watches over them always. All their days are determined by Him and that is all part of his good and sovereign plan. I spent yesterday morning praying and praying for their protection. I felt so burdened for my girls safety. A few hours later I heard the news about the shooting in Connecticut and realized- that could have been Cora. That could have been any of my nieces or nephews. What if I had prayed for their safety (like many parents would have that morning) and then they were taken. Then I am reminded, that is all I can do. Pray and trust. Trust and pray.
That is why I thought I would share this song. A Mother’s Prayer by Kristyn Getty. The most beautiful song I have ever heard regarding motherhood and so true when she sings, “Father, hear my ceaseless prayer, keep her in your care.”