I have a daughter that is turning 16 at the end of this month. It is difficult as we venture into this new season filled with worry and concern. We also have the realization that we are only two short years away from her graduating.
Throughout the past few years, we have seen how God prepared us for such a time as this. I have caught myself saying many times how He has given us a period of time to “unleash” and loosen our grip. I am constantly finding that God is not only equipping my daughter to be more independent but also challenging us as parents to trust and walk out our faith. I am reminded of how Moses’ story began….
“It was by faith that Moses’ parents hid him for three months when he was born. They saw that God had given them an unusual child, and they were not afraid to disobey the king’s command.” Hebrews 11:23 (NLT)
This is a story of a mother that fully trusted her child to be released into God’s care. As I think about the anxiety of my daughter pulling out of the driveway for the first time, graduating, and going off to college; It is tempting to let fear and anxiety overwhelm me, but instead God leads me to a place of peace, knowing that He has a plan and purpose for my children just as He did for Moses.
A few months ago, we got a request for housing for a missionary family that serves in Hungary with Cru. Their 19-year-old daughter is attending school at Liberty. Their daughter will be spending the summer in Knoxville until she returns back on campus for school in the fall. Her family was looking for housing options for their daughter. As God would have it, we were able to place their daughter into a host home with a family that also has college age children. This is their first child to be on her own for the summer. It is a difficult time for this family, a time of trusting in God’s will for their child. We have never personally met this family, but God always knits His people together to achieve His purposes.
We are honored to be able to help this family navigate this season of life.
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