Perilous times and perilous men should not destroy your hope…
Even though my wife and I never had kids we’ve always loved them and enjoyed their imaginative outlook on life. That’s why I write music for kids, ebooks for kids, and create illustrations and videos for kids. I want them to enjoy words and music and pictures and be safe and loved.
But we live in perilous times filled with perilous men (and even some women). There’s a very good book that talks about this. It mentions how so many men only love themselves…or money…or pleasure. And it talks about how they become boastful, full of false pride, unthankful, unloving, unforgiving, brutal, and despising anything good.
These same “grownups” end up raising disrespectful and disobedient kids. No surprise. And nowadays when a person even says the term “disobedient kids” they’re ridiculed. What they don’t realize is that an obedient, respectful kid is almost always one who’s being (or has been) raised in a happy home…a home where discipline is dealt out fairly and with love.
Perilous times come about when kids aren’t empowered with a moral compass…a compass of truth that can be trusted not to change with the election of a new class of politicians. Truth that can be trusted not to change with the passing of another million laws. Truth that can be trusted not to change because it isn’t cool anymore.
I want all kids, from the moment they are conceived, to be loved…with a love that surpasses mere human understanding. A love that doesn’t merely give them a cola and a smile and a hug…but a love that encompasses their spirit forever. And I know that even saying this I risk losing a large potential audience for my words and music. But I also know not saying it risks so much more.
In these (and the coming) perilous times look up. Equip yourself for every good work. Look up…one day the clouds will carry our Hope.