From The Mouths of Children
"Dear God please help the people in the storms and for the people who had the tornado break their house that they would get a brand new one. Please keep us all safe."
These were the words of one of my 5-year-olds as she prayed before going to bed. I am so grateful to God for giving me girls with a soft and tender heart that genuinely care about other people. Even people that we don't even know. Even now the thunder is booming and the rain is beating down on our windows as the lightning flashes through the panes and the hail bombards the side of our home. But my girls gently and quietly sleep confident in the One who brings us our weather and still under the magic illusion that nothing bad can happen to them when their daddy is home. My heart is full with seeing their faith. And their magical illusion calls to me undeniably, like a siren's song, to be a better dad and a better husband and a better man. It is they who are my strength and my encouragement.