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Mission EDIFY 
Uniting Ministry Leaders to Affirm Victims of Abuse

 

Enlighten ministry leaders to the unspoken needs of abuse survivors.
Defend human dignity.
Innovate an empathetic teaching on forgiveness & fortiy messengers
Foster sustainable transformation.
Yield to mercy--with justice.

 

 

 

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"Many times they afflicted me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me" (Ps 129:2).

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 2:17 PM

Are your reactions hurtful or healing?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 2:17 PM
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 2:17 PM

I planned on blogging after I'd spent some time with God. I was in the God-zone when the phone rang. Thirty minutes later, my twenty-four-year-old son came to visit. (Of course this is fine. I'm always glad to see him.)

We visit. We laugh. He sings as he plays a song on his guitar. I smile the same proud smile I smiled when he sang in his Mothers Day Out programs.

I'm proud of my son. At noon, I give my son, who I'm proud of, a ride home. He lives about twenty five minutes from me. And just as we were turning into the driveway, I sensed God asking How would you react if he forgot his keys?

Well, guess what? Yep. He forgot his keys and his wallet. SO, back to the house we go. He apologized profusely. Offered to buy me lunch. "It's okay sweetie. It happens. No worries."

What can you do, right? A display of anger or disappointment won't get me there and back any faster. It would only hurt him. When I was younger, I would've shown my frustration. Robbed him of sweet memories of fellowship with his mother. By the grace of God, I don't have to vent over minor inconveniences.

I've been asking God a lot lately to reveal more of the grace in my heart. It's in there. Jesus is in there. So there must be a lot of it. Our travel time came to about two hours when all was said and done. Two hours of laughing and talking with a son who hated me throughout his teen years. (Much of his anger was justified.) 

It's never too late to improve how we relate to the ones we love. Do they feel good about themselves after spending time with us? Or do they leave feeling like a disappointment to us?

I'm just sayin'.

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