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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

My teenage driver

This week has been a big one in our lives, our teenage daughter got her driver's license! She is a good driver, and will learn to navigate, as she is not good at that! The first few times of her driving while I was in the passenger's seat was pretty weird, I have to say. We have adjusted to her driving though, since she has had her driver's permit for one year. She drove over 50 hours, and some had to be night-time hours. I think that is many more hours than I had driven when I got my driver's license years ago!

I was thinking this week that having a teenage driver is a good way to jump start your prayer life! As she drives off on her own, I pray and pray. I am not in the van to "control" her and guide her. She has to manage it all on her own! So I am relying on God more now as I send her off down the road, that He will guide and control her, as well as protect her. I have been reminded of a song by Cheri Keaggy, which I heard her perform in concert. When she talked about this song, she spoke about her son driving her car, and how she prayed for him as he left. I have remembered that...It is about this very thing, your child growing up, driving and more, so I will include the lyrics here...

Here I am again, now my boy is ten
As I pray for him each night
My heart remembers when
He was very small, now he's grown so tall
Reading books, and running fast and playing ball.
My how time flies, tears fill my eyes.

[:: CHORUS ::]
I'm still praying for you, my boy,
And proud of all you've done.
No matter what this life may bring
You'll always be my son.

Tugging at my heart,
driving my old car
Call me when you get there,
please don't go too far
Soon you're twenty-five,
found yourself a wife
God has blessed your union with a little child.
My how time flies, tears fill my eyes.

[:: CHORUS ::]
I'm still praying for you, my boy
And proud of who you've become
And though you are a Daddy now
You'll always be my son.

Jesus on the cross,
sent to save the lost
Fighting just to catch a breath
The Holy Son of God
Mary on her knees echoes her son's plea
My God, my God why have you forsaken me?
Still she knows why He came
You can almost hear her say

[:: CHORUS ::]
I'm still praying for you, my boy
Hang on, you're almost done
No matter what the people say
You'll always be my Son.
I'm still praying for you, my boy
The victory's already won
And even though you have to die
You'll always be my Son,
let Your Kingdom come
Christ, the Holy One.

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You can listen to this song here.

What a beautiful picture she created of a mother's love! I love how she says, "How time flies..." because I have really been thinking that lately. The days are long but the years are short... I feel honestly like it was just yesterday that she was beginning kindergarten! But I know that God always has been with her and will continue to be. What a comfort to any mom, but especially one with a teenage driver.

Psalm 86:16
Turn to me and have mercy on me; show your strength in behalf of your servant; save me, because I serve you just as my mother did.

Psalm 139:13
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

Mark 15:39-41
And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, saw how he died, he said, “Surely this man was the Son of God!”

Some women were watching from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joseph, and Salome.  In Galilee these women had followed him and cared for his needs. Many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem were also there.

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