In the last week two of our sons sustained football-related injuries. Serena and I are taking Peyton to the orthopedic doctor today, as the first x-rays (from last week) indicated a possible fracture in his knee. He has since been on crutches and in a leg brace. Last night while watching Mac’s freshman game, he suffered a hit and I knew his arm was hurting from a “stinger.” Mac was in pain most of the night and could not lift his arm. He will be following-up with the team doctor today.
As a parent, there is little pain that compares to seeing your child hurt. Some pain is unavoidable…while other forms of pain are simply part of life and growing up. The pain of rejection, regret, remorse is universal. As I was watching my son “play through” the pain on the field last night, my stomach ached. I began to wonder if it’s similar to how our Heavenly Father feels, from the perspective of heaven, as he watches us “play through” the hard times / pain that life and, even at times, family brings our way.
On this final weekend of our Family & Parenting series, I will be sharing one of the most important Biblical principles to help us get through those painful times of life.
See you soon,
PS. In addition to a special time of response at the end, we will be “doing something special for one…what we wish we could do for everyone,” in each service!