LET OUR LIGHT SHINE FOR A BETTER LIFE AND A DIFFERENT WAY
Every day of our lives, we see things that break our hearts. It is always something, whether a child has been abducted, someone has died in an accident, or someone has been murdered. No one seeks the positive or simply the simplicity of having a pure heart, pure love, or simply the comfort of a warm smile, especially since we all have to wear masks.
Purity appears to be a thing of the past; our children are exposed to things at a young age. We begin to
think that is cute, but what we are doing is accepting a culture for our children that says it is acceptable to know about sex, drugs, and murder at the age of three. Does this break anyone's heart, or is this simply what we should expect? As parents of young children, we try to protect them from things in this world that could harm them for the rest of their lives. Our job is to ensure that they are free of sexual content for as long as possible, but we live in a world that exposes our children to the depths of these things. With small children, you say there's nothing I can do to change the story, so I guess I'll just have to deal with it the best I can. I completely understand this statement because when I had my second child, I refused to expose him to the world's music, television shows, and so on. So, as a plot twist, I changed the game. Except for what we tell them, our children have no idea.
A PURE HEART MELTS AWAY THE PAIN
Because I am a Christian mother, I chose the music we listened to, we did not watch sexually or violent content on television, and we went to church. Now, I'm going to be completely honest about this because it did not turn out the way I had anticipated. When he was six months old and we drove past our church on a non-Sunday, he would cry; as he grew older, when he heard people listening to music that didn't sound like praise or worship music, he would tell them those are bad songs, and I would correct him and say you can't say that to people, but that wasn't happening for him. I wasn't sure what I was bargaining for, but I can tell you he's not your typical kid. He is one of those kids with a pure heart that you read about and think, awwww, he's so cute. As a parent, I didn't want him to mature too quickly, but even as a young child, I get corrected on things. He is learning to live a pure life, and he is doing so entirely on his own, of course with some of mommas help. I admire his ability to distinguish between what is right and wrong. I wouldn't trade the way I started him off for anything. God is showing me what a pure heart looks like from the perspective of a child through him. I'm still in awe of this young man, and I'm excited to see how he develops. The irony is that I am saying this about my child.