Earlier this week I was having a casual conversation with a friend of mine. We talked about the snow, work and our kids.
I talked about the incredible weight of responsibility I feel as a father for Houston and Hunter’s souls. I shared something with her I heard Bart Millard, lead singer of MercyMe, share at one of our Faith Night events last summer.
“The world shouts so loudly at my kids,” said Bart. “I’ve decided it’s my responsibility to shout louder.”
With tears in her eyes and her voice shaking, my friend went on to share the burden she carries every day knowing one of her sons has walked away from his faith. She recounted all the things she had done as a parent while he was growing up to make sure he knew right from wrong, to make sure he knew Jesus. She talked about how she prays for him every day.
We get so worked up about so many “important” things in this life. We pray about so many things that seem so selfish in nature. We pray about things that may not be and many times probably aren’t in the will of God.
One thing we can pray for, knowing full well it’s important, unselfish and at the center of God’s will is that His children will come to a saving knowledge of Jesus. Please pray for my friend’s son. Pray for Houston and Hunter.
There are lost children out there. Could there be anything more important?
“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” – 2 Timothy 3:14-15