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"Samson went down to Timnah together with his father and mother. As they approached the vineyards of Timnah, suddenly a young lion came roaring toward him. The Spirit of the LORD came upon him in power so that he tore the lion apart with his bare hands as he might have torn a young goat. But he told neither his father nor his mother what he had done. Then he went down and talked with the woman, and he liked her. Judges 14:5-7
I find it strange that Samson, mama and papa are all going to Timnah together yet mama and papa don't know a lion tried to attack their son. They must have been seperated. Perhaps going to the bathroom or something? Who knows. But wouldn't that be kinda loud? I've never actually come in contact with a lion face to face or saw them attack someone so I am not sure how loud it would be. :)
But I am reminded that Satan is a lion wanting to devour, and just like this lion sought out Samson, Satan is seeking opportunity to attack each one of us. Sobering.
His grace is sufficient in the face of Satan attacks.
Though we may be unaware sometimes what is happening in our kids hearts and lives, God is not and He will provide for them what they need when they need it. This is so comforting it almost brings me to tears. I've written about my fears of the boys having believing lies I am unaware of. (Helpful post in showing you what not to say to adoptive parents)
But don't you wonder, how in the world could Samson's parents not have known!? But really things happen right under our noses all the time without us knowing. The control part of me really doesn't like that. Austin and I hear horrific stories all the time from students and their parents have no idea of what has happened to them. That is terrifying. But I can take comfort in the fact that God is there. The One who can actually do something about it, heal, rescue, restore, bring truth, comfort, freedom and life. HE is there. HE knows.
Ok, then as if that wasn't weird enough, it gets really weird! Samson kills the lion with his hands. Picture that. Disgusting. I actually have no idea how you destroy a lion with your bare hands but I imagine it's bloody. So there Samson is all bloody, then he goes to talk to the girl he likes. I'm sure she fell head over heels. Poor girl. Wouldn't you just love to see this played out in real life? I would! How in the world did she respond to bloody charming?
Well, through God's powerful Word I am again driven to my knees to pray for my kiddos. I have a prayer journal for each of my kids that helps me spend a chunk of time praying for them on a regular basis. I rotate the journals and write one entry a day praying for them. And when they get older I will give it to them.
Here's my prayer journals for the kiddos
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#356 All's sick at the Krokos home, but at least it makes life lived at a much slower, less chaotic pace.
#357 Uriah being affirming... a lot.
#358 The Lord bring in money for the Cambodia missions trip
#359 Opportunity for God to show off in providing the remaining $ for the missions trip.
#400 Cuddly kids
#401 Meghan giving her life to Christ
#402 AJ meeting Drey and answering his prayer.
#403 Excitement of getting to hang out with my sweet staff friends soon.