What I Want My Granddaughter To Know In A Broken World

Round and round, thoughts spin in my head.

How does our world have the capacity to hold so much good……………

and yet have room for so much evil?

Yesterday, evil pushed its way into our country…….once again

and tried to take over.

It forcefully took what was never meant for it to have

and left our nation staring at screens,

asking why?

wondering how?

Evil never makes sense.

We can ask a hundred questions.

We can ask them all day long;

but even if we come up with as many answers as to why……….

evil leaves us empty.

Speechless.

Aching.

Scared.

Evil only wins, though, if it turns us into anything less than good.

Because the only way to overcome evil is with the very thing it hates.

Good.

Love.

Mercy.

Compassion.

Love sees beyond the face of the one who carries hurt into a school and isn’t afraid to ask,

“What is really going on here?”

Our nation has a problem,

and it’s bigger than “who is holding what” or “how they acquired it.”

It’s bigger than any laws or the lack of them.

Evil is a heart issue.

And no amount of law passing can change a heart.

We can pretend evil is humanly fixable…….

because fixing things is what we all want to do.

Some things are just too broken for human hands.

And this world is one of those things.

We need more than a manmade

or woman-made

or people-made

or whatever-you-want-to-call-it today………

glue.

And maybe that’s part of the problem.

We’re so caught up in word usage these days that we’re missing the eyes of the very children we’re trying to teach to read them.

We are a broken world and a confusing one.

Today, the media and our government have no problem sending out “prayers” to the hurting,

but tomorrow they may very well call into question anyone trying to pray within a school building.

No wonder our children often feel lost.

We teach them to want God when they need Him

but to push Him away when they think they don’t.

We’ve got to change this mixed message

unless we think the next generation can survive by bouncing back and forth between faith and self-sufficiency.

There are so many things I want my granddaughter and every other child to know,

but today I want them to know that no matter how evil the world seems…………….

good is still here.

If they’ll only look up.

He is the answer.

Always.

He is the way.

Every single day.

He is the Healer of all that is broken.

Forever.

And there’s no law that can take away, change, or override that truth.

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Most people, if they had really learned to look into their own hearts,

would know that they do want, and want acutely,

something that cannot be had in this world.

There are all sorts of things in this world that offer to give it to you,

but they never quite keep their promise.

C.S. Lewis

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