Monday, January 21, 2013

My Dream

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  We all know that Dr. King is a hero for his outstanding leadership in the civil rights movement.  We celebrate this day because we are thankful for the changes that have come about because of the work of so many. 

Today, as I reflect on the national heritage I have received, I also think about what I want to pass on to my children.  We have progressed in so many ways - in other ways we have taken some pretty big steps in the wrong direction.

My boys and a few of their cousins.
 Below are some of the dreams I have for the world my children grow up in:
* I dream of a nation seeking truth, yearning for it and earnestly pursuing it.
* I long for my children to grow in a world where parents aren't afraid to allow them to go outside, there is no need to fear strangers in the supermarket, or at school. 
* I desire that my children and their friends know what it is to be peacemakers:  it takes action, not tolerance; words, not wars; and truth, not deception.  Making peace is not always easy and it is never passive.
* I dream that my boys will know a world that is not littered with dangerous chemicals - in the ground, the air, our foods - everywhere.  I want them to know a restored world.
* Above all, I want my children to know what it is to be children of God, acting as the Kingdom heirs that they are and treating others in His love everywhere they go.

What are your dreams for your children?

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree more. Unfortunately, I don't think this nation will get better. People just don't want truth. They want what feels go