Monday, November 16, 2015

a prayer for peace

Sarah came home from school just now, anxious to tell me what happened. The entire school flooded the hallways at noon to pray for an entire minute for the victims of the terrorist attack in Paris. And the kids were talking to each other afterwards. And she told me about how some mean men had suicide vests. And I told her I was proud of her for praying. I remained calm on the outside as she tried to tell me what she had learned today. Sarah is off doing her homework. I am shaken and crying. I wish my 12 year old did not have to know there was such a thing as a suicide vest. I wish I was not sure we will see World War 3. I wish my sons were 6 years old, and not 18. But God has not given us a spirit of fear. And I am moved that millions of people all over Europe stopped and prayed. I pray we all know the comfort of the Holy Spirit. I pray God gives our leaders wisdom.