1Peter 5:8 „Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walked about, seeking whom he may devour.”
The world we are living in has and promotes the values that are against God’s values. It’s a world that wants to influence us in many ways. From the basic needs, such as the food we eat, the clothes we put on and all other needs, all are striving to be fulfilled through movies, music, and pleasures meant to catch our attention and to convince us that world’s way is “the best way” to live our lives.
The children are the most vulnerable when it comes to this, because of their innocence and because of their lack of life experience. Even though they were rescued from their past situation, they still need to be protected. There is a danger bigger than their social condition and that is the world which is lead by the devil, and our children are his target, too. Everyone is on the “lion’s menu”.
The influences from the world are so strong and there is no other secure way to protect our children and us from being conquered by the world than to stay in God’s hand and be protected by Him. That means we have to be vigilant and stay on our knees in prayer. Beyond joy and a lot of fulfillment, raising children is a battlefield. There are dangers and plans to destroy the life of our children. We have to fight for their life, security and peace. When the battle leaves us with wounds, let us remember that Jesus was wounded when He gave us life on the cross. There are no more beautiful wounds than the ones you get when you give love. These are the wounds that change lives, the life of our children.
If we have to fight for something in our life, one of the important fights is the battle for the life of our children.
So “Be on guard” !