Protect them from the evil one…

My girls are growing up.  No matter how many times I ask Emily to just be my baby again…it’s not going to happen.  In her words..I would, Mommy, but I don’t know how to get back in your belly…I’m too big to fit back in your mouth.  Apparently, she thinks I just spewed her out of my mouth.  I should probably correct that misconception some day.

You see, Emily is turning into a young lady before my very eyes…

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Oh…the eye roll…I thought I wouldn’t see that until middle school.

Then…there’s Ella.  My baby…

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Okay…she’s not really a baby either.  Yes, they are growing quickly.  So, when I read this verse today…I thought of them.

And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved me may be in them… – John 17:26

More than anything else, Lord…I want to declare to them Your name.  I want the beauty of the Lord to be upon them.  I want them to see the passion I have for you and want the same for themselves. 

I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.  – John 17:15

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3 thoughts on “Protect them from the evil one…

  1. Yes Lord Yes. May it be the same for my son Jonathan! May he see the love I have for you and want it for himself.

    Thank You for bringing this to my mind this morning!
    Blessings – Lisa

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