a blessing for when you’re scared your kids won’t get the school year they need - Kate Bowler

Tony Hale: Gentleness for Our Awkward, Anxious Selves

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a blessing for when you’re scared your kids won’t get the school year they need

a blessing for when you’re scared your kids won’t get the school year they need

oh God, this plague has already lasted so long and taken so much from kids and their teachers, and now pandemic pressures are rising all over again.

oh God help our kids and their teachers have a safe and strong and beautiful year.

and He took the children in his arms, placed His hands on them and blessed them. -MARK 10:16

God, what a thought:
that You could take our kids in Your arms and touch them, hold them, bless them.
oh how we long for that

we have seen our kids suffer too long
from the strangeness of growing up in a plague,
from worries that they can’t even articulate,
from things they don’t even realize aren’t there.  

God, our kids need a school experience that works,
that feeds their growing minds,
and provides safety for body and soul.

blessed are we, their parents,
who crawl up into Your lap (for we are Your children too)
and ask You God, please come and bring this pandemic to an end.

and in the meantime,
help us keep learning ourselves,
and creatively support them, their schools and their teachers.
that our kids might grow up beautifully,
like You, full of grace and truth.

take your kid in your arms. in this moment, love is enough. for both of you.

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