“DADDY, WHY DO PEOPLE THROW STONES AT US?”

Five-year-old Hassan heard the whirling rock before he saw it. And he didn’t have time to cover his head. Thankfully he didn’t need to. The thrower had moved too quickly to maintain his anonymity, and his aim was off balance. The rock harmlessly careened into a nearby building with a dull thud.

But for Hassan in North Africa, it didn’t matter. The mere attempt hurt him just as bad. And the intended damage had been done…

THE FIGHT FOR OUR CHILDREN

Raising a child, today, is already difficult.

Even before our children are able to talk, we’re fighting against messages taking root in their minds to define their identity. Media is bent on shaping our boys and girls—and telling them who they are.

As parents, we want to do everything we can to fight back. Armed with the Word of God, we share God’s vision for His people through the Scriptures with our children. And we pray His Word would shelter them, wash over them and cleanse them from the stains of fallen humanity.

And we don’t want our children to hurt. We will do everything we can to remove them from the potential of pain.

But just imagine the lives of Christian parents in areas hostile to the gospel, and the fight they face to protect their children from intense persecution…To be Continued tomorrow

courtesy: OPEN DOORS INTERNATIONAL

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