"If this was happening to me, that would be one thing, but, because it is happening to my child, that puts it in a different category."
This is the first week of school for our daughter Lucy, and our daughter Rachael starts school in a week. Every time our kids walk into their schools we're entrusting them into the care of others and into the care of our God. It is a dark, scary world, and sometimes it is hard to let our kids go. Here are two great resources on trusting God with our children and letting them go into Jesus' care:
The first is from the Christian Counseling & Education Foundation (CCEF) on trusting God when children suffer. There is a bit of banter at the beginning that may not be of interest to http://sojournkids.com readers. If you fast-forward to 5:20 then, you will be at the meat of the podcast.
The second is a video clip of Mark Driscoll, Teaching Pastor at Mars Hill Church in Seattle, WA. On this clip, Driscoll is answering a theological question about the "age of accountability." I'm encouraged both by Driscoll's answer and his pastoral heart in this clip: