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A week ago I sent my seventeen year old daughter halfway around the world.
Before the sendoff, I cried all the way through worship. I couldn’t figure it out. I knew Hannah would be safe with her youth pastor, his wife, and the small group of teens going on this mission trip to the Czech Republic.
I fly frequently myself, so I wasn’t worried about her plane going down. Why on earth was I falling apart?
Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:16
Those hands that formed my daughter? They will guide her into the future. Whatever that looks like.
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. 1 John 3:1a
God understands the struggle I have in sending my daughter off into the world. He also sent His Son into the world.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. John 3:16-17
Regardless of what the future holds, nothing will separate me from the love of God. And nothing will separate my daughter from that same love.
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39
When I turn my mind from the worries in my heart to the truth of God’s Word, I find peace. I have a choice: worry or trust God. And God is trustworthy.
So we have come to know and believe the love God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in God abides in love, and God abides in him. By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgement, because as he is so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. 1 John 4:16-18a
Lynnae McCoy is a Christian, wife, mother, personal chef, minivan chauffeur, nurse of all booboos, and laundry queen. She loves to help other women organize their lives, so they can do more without feeling overwhelmed. Because when mama is overwhelmed, the family is overwhelmed! Lynnae blogs at LynnaeMcCoy.com.