Do you know where your children are?

Every evening during a break in their programming many television stations in the United States ask parents: "It's eleven o'clock; do you know where your children are?"

I was an expectant mother when I first heard this announcement. So, pointing to my stomach, I smugly answered back, "Yep! Right here, safe and sound."

After my son was born I responded, "Yep! Right here, safe and sound in his crib." Pretty soon a baby daughter joined our family, and my answer was in the plural. What security and safety I felt for them! That is, until one night when the disturbing thought came: "But they won't always be under our watchful eyes. What then? Do we pace the floor and worry a lot?"

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Discovering what God has caused to be
February 21, 1983

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