Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Blessed is the Way

I don't often listen to the radio, except when I'm driving. The music and the news help the time pass quickly. The 'so-called' christian radio station in our area is pretty heavy rock, so generally I listen to an oldies station or the country station. While I was out the other day, a song came on the country station that nearly made me cry. Not because of the sentiment the song was meaning to portray, but because of the image that world views as normal.

I have no idea what the song is called but the chorus followed these lines:
it won't be like this forever...
It was referring to the children that we are blessed with to raise up. The song, however, was talking about these children growing up and leaving their parents behind. The verse that choked me up? The man singing describes how he dropped his daughter off for pre-school and she is clinging to his leg, begging him not to leave her there. Then, how the 'child care professional' pried the daughter away from her father and told him everything will be okay ...if you just leave. So...basically abandon your frightened three year old child with a complete stranger and eventually that child won't need you so much anymore.
That's North America today!
Well, I didn't actually cry when I heard the song, but I did pray. Giving thanks to the Lord for showing my husband and I how to stand on His Word and on our own; to say no to statism; to take full responsibility for our child's life; and to tell as many as who will listen - GO COUNTER-CULTURAL! Your children are depending on you.
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
Psalm 1:1
For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous:
but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Psalm 1:6

2 comments:

Mrs. Parunak said...

Amazing isn't it, how our culture encourages us to pry our children away from us, when they so desperately do not want to go, and then glorifies it as something good for them as if learning not to love your parents so much is some kind of important developmental step or something? It is normal and natural for children to want their parents. God created them that way for their own benefit.

Sandpiper said...

Amen!! You shout it from where you are and I'll do the same. Hopefully somebody will listen. I hate it that parents get lulled in by the lie that their children need 'socializing' and that makes day care OK. Children, especially the little ones, need their parents!
I realize I'm probably preaching to the choir, so I will get off my soapbox now.
Have a lovely weekend!