"Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Paul to the persecuted at Philippi (2:5-11)

05 July 2010

My shockingly obvious revelation of the day:
Kids aren't made to be kept.
My eldest is away at service camp, sort of a mission trip youth group trip kind of thing. I expect this to be a remarkable week for him, a chance to explore the world a little without mom looking over his shoulder. Maybe he'll learn a few practical skills. Definitely he'll have a fun time with his friends. I'm almost certain he'll grow up a bit more this week.
But I miss him. We birth (or adopt) them, we raise them, tend them, feed them, love them. Somewhere in the middle of all that, we forget that they aren't really ours.

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