And do not hinder them…
Cainspirations by Kristi Cain, originally published May 30, 2022
How are you overcoming the struggle to have hope for our children in light of current events? Let’s journey together!
|This Memorial Day has been preceded by a grim hour for our nation’s children.|
Even among secular belief systems, children are the most precious members of humankind. A treasure to be protected and the emblem of a brighter future.
But the Bible is even clearer about the value of children to God.
In Matthew 19, Jesus proclaimed, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
It is our duty not only to society but to God and the kingdom of heaven to give our children every opportunity to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Although there are no instant solutions to the tragedy that visited our children in Uvalde last week, and no guaranteed safeguard against the evil the enemy threatens us with every day, Jesus has provided all of us a means of deliverance, and God has created each of us with a special light to shine into the darkness.
Whatever your unique created gifting may be, investing in the future and in children is one of the most important legacies you can leave in the world.
Spiritually-gifted people such as ministers, counselors, philosophers, and artists can remove obstacles from the enemy to children through prayer, intercession, moral guidance, and inspiration.
Those serving in leadership capacities can strive to make decisions to protect children’s physical and moral well-being and development.
Those gifted with compassion can nurture critical relationships in children’s lives that will uplift them and set them on the right path for their future.
Those serving as protectors such as law enforcement officers, military, and security forces can use their gift of vigilance to repel any threats that our children may encounter.
Those who provide life-sustaining roles such as those involved in medicine, construction, and food service can do all they can to save and provide for children in need.
And this holiday weekend, it is important to honor the memory of veterans who paid the ultimate price for the future and well-being of children who went on to become parents and veterans.
Veterans who gave their lives to remove the tyranny of monarchies from our children in 1776.
Veterans who died to remove the evil of slavery from our children in 1865.
Veterans who died to remove the tyranny of fascism, world conquest, and genocide from our children in 1945.
Those who died to remove the tyranny of communism and death camps from the children of South Korea in 1953 and also strove to protect the children of Vietnam in 1975.
Those who gave their lives to remove tyranny from the Middle East in Iraq in 1991 and 2003 and Afghanistan and surrounding areas from 2001-2014.
Although this is a weekend of vacation and celebration, please take a moment to pray for those on the front lines of earthly and spiritual warfare.
Pray for our gifting, our children, our legacies, and for light to continue overcoming the dark plots of a defeated enemy.
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Work looks a lot like play for Kristi Cain and includes freelance writing for Crosswalk, inspirational blogging, writing fantastical stories of Christian fiction, teaching English to teens, and being able to say, “I’m a former journalist.” Home is nestled in the Smoky Mountain foothills with her husband and teenage children. If you ever want a little encouragement in your day, check out her newsletter. Hop over to her website for her latest happenings and join her Facebook group, a fun, faith-based community.
Cain’s life experiences and faith journey have lent her the lens through which she shapes stories of unlocking the light of destiny out of darkness. Through her writing, she hopes to encourage people to understand that the difficult places in life can be the very ingredients that shape the greatest destinies.
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