|Justin wearing one of my favorite onesies-|
"Don't Scare Me! I poop easily!"
Unfortunately, Charis had one of her first life lessons of having her "best park friend" tell her, "Your not my friend anymore. Stop following me. I don't want to play with you." We left early because Charis started being emotional (understandably so) and crying.
At home, I held and hugged her. We read from Isaiah 53:
He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crusted for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. (v. 3-5)I told her that this passage is talking about Jesus. We hated and rejected him, and even though we hated him, he bore our griefs and died on the cross for the sin of His people. I went on to tell her that He was without sin. (Yes, she's heard this before, but I figured, it would be helpful to be reminded of it.) I told her when "friends" say those things, that she should pray to God for help and strength.
What are you thankful for today? How do you handle it when others are cruel to your children? Me, I'm emotionally spent right now.
In case you've missed the previous #ThankfulNovember2015 posts: