her cousins for six weeks. Just before she left we prayed and I thanked the Lord that He goes with her wherever she goes, even when I can’t. What a wonderful opportunity for her, yet, until she called me to say she had arrived safely, I wasn’t experiencing perfect peace.
At church that evening we sang around eight songs. During one of
those songs, I was transferring my daughter into the words and was giving her to the Lord. Next thing I knew I had stopped singing and was praying. I again thanked the Lord He was with her, then I added, “I am still struggling, I want to be with her and protect her.” God met me and set me in my place, “That was never your job, that is Mine.”
I had never thought about it before, but really I have very little ability to protect my children. I quickly did a word search in my Bible and sure enough, all the “protect” and “protection” verses refer to the Lord. (Although, there was one reference to wisdom being a protection.)
My job is to train, guide, correct, love and even rebuke. In I Corinthians 13 it says that love always protects. By fulfilling the role God has given me as a mother, I will protect my children by pointing them down the narrow path, but it is the Lord that watches over them wherever they go.
Several of the verses I read were requests for God’s protection. That IS my role, to intercede and beg God to protect my children, and not just when they go to Greece.