Saturday, August 13, 2011

Let the children come to me

"As for me and my household,
we will serve the Lord." 
Joshua 24

My household.
That would include our children.
I only have one son,
and a few months ago he asked
if he could go to Madrid for
World Youth Day.
My first reaction was,
"No way! You're too young!"
He's 16, and he's never travelled
without his parents.

But eventually after praying,
talking to my sisters,
we allowed my son to go.
Jesus said, "Let the children come to me."

We have to help our children grow
in loving the Lord, knowing Him,
serving Him.
 And so, my son is in Spain now,
attending a youth camp
with many other kids from all around the world.
He said he's met some Lebanese friends!
After that, he and his group will 
join the World Youth Day activities in Madrid.

Thank you lord for this wonderful opportunity!

14 comments:

  1. It sounds like this will be an amazing experience for your son. God is so good and I know he will hold your son in His arms and keep him safe. Thanks for sharing this. It's a blessing to anyone that reads it. Your artwork is moving and beautiful!!

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  2. it does sound like an amazing experience for him...and he must be really special to have wanted to go in the first place...says alot about the type of boy he is.

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  3. I just came across your blog - your work is just amazing! What a beautiful talent you have! Thank you for sharing it with us. I hope your son is having a fantastic time. :)

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  4. It is always such a dilemma to know when to hold on and when to stand back. I'm sure your son is very appreciative of the opporunity you have allowed him to have. Hugs Mrs A.

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  5. It is always hard to let them go but it sounds like a wonderful opportunity. Just remember, God is with him always.

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  6. Patsy - so good of you to visit me at the Writer's Reverie and comment so sweetly about my son's story. Yes, loosening the reigns is always difficult as our children grow. May your son be blessed and drawn closer to the Lord on his venture!

    I do love your paper art. I am just stepping back into crafting again after almost a decade of writing and performing focus. I need the hobby to stay creatively strong and love meeting artists in Blogworld who can inspire me in the craft and in the Lord. I'll be following you - hope you'll do the same with me!
    Joy!
    Miss Kathy

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  7. Such a blessing you are to your child. It's always a hard decision for parents on learning when to hold back and to let go. But when God is made as the center of making decisions, we surely can't go wrong. It's also a big blessing for you that your son is close to God :-) Bless you and your family!

    Spanish PinaySuch a blessing you are to your child. It's always a hard decision for parents on learning when to hold back and to let go. But when God is made as the center of making decisions, we surely can't go wrong. It's also a big blessing for you that your son is close to God :-) Bless you and your family!

    Spanish Pinay

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  8. I remember when I joined the World Youth Day in the Philippines & I had a wonderful time. I also learned a lot & met a lot of people. I'm sure your son is having a wonderful time.

    Thanks a lot for your visit.
    (also wanted to mention that I love Papemelroti - you are so clever!)
    God bless you & your family =)

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  9. I think it is good you let him go and I think it is good that he wanted to go. I hope you will let us know how it went when he returns.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  10. I am so happy to have found your blog. Your artwork is beautiful. You were right to allow your son the opportunity to go to Madrid. Being a parent means gradually letting go and letting them grow. Blessings!

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  11. Praying for safety and fulfillment for your sweet son. May God do mighty, mighty things in his heart while he is away!

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  12. You're so brave, Patsy! (And right, I'm sure.) Dear Heavenly Father: Thank You for presenting Patsy's son with the amazing opportunity, and thank You for her willingness to let her son go. Please protect him, Father, and bring him home safely as a better and stronger child of the King for his time away. And please bless his mother for her faith in You. In Your name I pray, Amen.

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  13. What a blessing for your son and it was really a courageous thing for you to allow him to go. God will look out for him. Beautiful painting.
    Hugs and many blessings to you.

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  14. How exciting when our children want to pursue Him! This means you've done a good job.

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I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy