Thursday, October 23, 2014

Scary World

It's one of those things that you kinda knew was going to happen, but at the same time, it was something that seemed so unlikely to happen at the same time. It's such a scary world now when there's ebola in New York along with the threat of terrorism. I remember having fire drills and shelter drills in elementary school and enjoying the fact that we were taking a break and missing some class time, but now being the teacher in charge of a classroom when we're having a lock down drill is frightening. It makes me think twice about the idea of having a baby because it just seems so crazy.

I know in my mind that God is sovereign, but I can't help the human side of me that just sees all of this and worries about the fact that the world is getting worse. Whether we end up having our own kids or not, I know I have a responsibility to the kids in my classroom. I will love and protect them as if they were my own.


  1. I don't think the world is getting worse - we're just hyper aware of everything now with 24/7 news not only on our tv's but in our pockets on our phones. The words God gave me after 9/11 were Mark 12:30. That's all you can control - strengthen your heart, spirit, mind and body (strength) and He will make sure you're ready for all the stuff you CAN'T control.

    1. That's true; we are much more aware of the things that happen around us whereas in the past, we wouldn't have everything popping up on the internet. However, I can't help but think we're approaching the end times, and if that's the case, things will get worse.

      Maybe it's also because now that I feel more like an adult, I see that there are things that I can't control whereas when I was a kid or even a teenager, I just went on my merry way. Even when 9/11 happened, I was in high school, but I was still under the protection of my parents and could easily believe that everything was going to be okay.