While watching the movie tonight “Facing the Giants” during a sad scene when the coach is told it’s his issue that he can’t have kids (or has about a 10% chance with in vitro fertilization or adoption), his house stinks, his finances are tight, his stove doesn’t work and his car is a clunker. His wife is sad and so is he, I looked up at my kids and asked them “Does this scene make you sad?”, Rapidly my 7 year old said, “No, because it’s not about our family”.
Tears welled up in my eyes as he said that, as I recall the first time I watched this movie, it almost seemed like the scenario the movie was acting out was like my life. Little does he know that the movie actors portrayed 4 years of trying to have children, and before he was born his mom and dad tried 7 years to conceive him, it took over 6 inseminations and was successful @ the in vitro, Praise God.
I grinned as those tears welled up in my eyes as I then said to him. ”My sweet, sweet son everybody had issues like these that they only can work with only with the Lord’s blessing and guidance.”
I don’t think he understood what I meant, but give it some time, and I pray that he will learn wisdom and not have to experience all the trials his father and mother has, and that he will know the Lord in his life at a much younger age and let that wisdom guide his steps towards success in the Lord!
Everybody has unfulfilled hopes, dreams, needs:
Reading Proverbs 3:5-6, where are you putting your trust? Where is he trying to make your paths go straight?