During my son’s first week away at college he was doing a devotion and texted me the picture above – his Bible with a verse from Zephaniah I had underlined for him. I whispered a prayer to God, thanking Him for directing my son to that devotional and verse – during a time in his life when he needed it so much.
The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing.
(Can I tell you how much I LOVED that texted me that picture? I may have been a puddle of tears for the next hour or so. That image of God exulting over us with loud singing is beautiful. )
I also text him a verse that is important to me each day. Scripture keeps us connected and focused on TRUTH. As he is out in “the world” it arms him and protects him. This brings me comfort and peace.
Discipling our children is the most important thing we can do.