I told my son that shelter-in-place would last four weeks back in March. “This is just temporary — to help flatten the curve.”
Now, a new school year is beginning, but Josh’s first day in high school and Caleb’s first day in middle school will happen behind a screen through distance learning. The COVID cases where we live in California rank the highest in the country, and it’s still climbing.
When civil unrest exploded with the news of George Floyd’s murder and violence broke out across our country, I told my sons, “People are angry. They’re hurting.”
Overwhelmed by it all, my son exclaimed, “The world’s falling apart! People are dying, and injustice and violence are everywhere. What will happen to us?!”
I looked at his fear-stricken face, eyebrows contorted with worry and anxiety. His brother, sitting next to him, waited for my response too.
What should I tell him? I looked out the window and whispered a breath prayer, God, illuminate my heart.
I replied to him, “Son, I know you feel afraid. I feel afraid sometimes too. It’s very normal. We’re all facing something no one in our generation has ever encountered. When we feel overwhelmed by what we don’t know, it is important to tell yourself the things you know for sure. These are truths that will keep you secure, grounded.”
I went on to tell him that there is a lot I don’t know, but I can say with 100% confidence that this is what I know for sure. Here are the four truths I know for sure, to encourage you… to be continued on (in)courage where I’m posting today. Let’s share the truths that keep our faith grounded! Join me there!
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