This morning, Liam woke up stressed about a bad dream he had last night. As he began to recount the details, I completely understood why the dream had scared him.
His dream involved a freaky looking creature that attacked him and sucked my sweet boy into his stomach. Yuck, right?
Liam continued to share some disturbing details while I listened and tried to gauge what kind of response he needed from me.
Personally, I don't do freaky. I'm careful about the shows and books I read, and teach my children to do the same thing.
I am so overwhelmed by all of the beauty in this world that I have no desire to waste my time (or brain space) focusing on anything that feeds fear or dark thoughts.
Liam had, unfortunately, caught a glimple of a computer game with scary images and that was what his brain pulled from during his nightmare. It's bound to happen in this life, but as his mom, I have to say, it stinks.
I feel so sad that children are bombarded by such images that should be too much for adults to have to process. But I digress.
Just as I was getting ready to respond to what Liam was sharing, his next words caught me off guard.
"And then Jesus came and told the creatures to let me go. But, Mom, the thing is, He didn't yell or get upset. He quietly said the words. And they let me go!"
I started to cry. Sure, the enemy was trying to paralyze my son with fear. But God had other plans.
He met my boy in the middle of his bad dream. He protected my son. He rescued my son.
His words are so powerful that He didn't need to use anger, force or a loud voice.
He spoke and the enemy obeyed. My son was delivered from fear. How incredibly powerful is that?!?
In the end, my words didn't matter. God spoke and Liam listened.
Liam went on to say (with a huge smile on his face), "Mom, I can hear His voice right now. He's whispering. 'I love you. I love you. I love you. I love you.'"
And to that, I tearfully said, "Amen."
Friend, what is the Lord whispering to you, today? Sometimes we have to really make an effort to look away from those things that cause us stress and worry and allow ourselves to hear what He is saying.
He is there and He loves you. Today I pray that you are able to find peace and rest in His goodness and love.
We are LIVING A BLESSED LIFE!
Learning from my son and His Savior,