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My 15-year-old daughter writes a blog, and I read it, though I'm not sure she knows that.

Anyway, I was blown away by her post today. Here's part:

We believe in something we can’t see, can’t hear, can’t smell, can’t feel. But still we give our life to him. It’s like standing blindfolded on top of a table, when you’re told that there are friends waiting at the bottom, and jumping off and hoping they’re there to catch you. Christianity is that three seconds from when you jump to when they catch you. That freefall when you aren’t quite sure whether they’re going to catch you or not—but you still trust them. You still love them. You still have faith that they’re there for you. But you can’t hear them. You can’t see them or feel that they’re there.

Some people think Christianity is that time when you’re caught, and there’s that rush of relief and happiness—but I don’t think it is. I think that’s what heaven is. The transition, our life on this earth, is when you aren’t quite sure whether you’re right or not, but you have faith nonetheless. When we’ve finished this life, we’ll land into the arms of God with the knowledge that everything was worth it. The scariness was worth it. The uncertainty, the doubt, the fear, the ridicule, the pain, the choice to go the hard way—it was all worth it. Because now you’re in the arms of your savior, and there’s nowhere else better.

There’s a time to feel God, to see God, to hear him audibly—but it might not be now on this earth. This earth is the place where you have faith in the unseen, the unfelt, the unheard. Where you believe in God not because he’s proven himself to you, but because you just know that he is God. If it feels like you’re in a freefall right now, like God isn’t there to catch you, like you’re all on your own—you aren’t. God’s waiting to catch you, but it’s not time yet. But when you do land in the hands that hold the world, you’ll know it was worth it.


I love that. And I love it even more that it's coming from my 15-year-old daughter. Read the rest here. And if you have teens, send it on. I know she'd love more teens to read (and subscribe)! And she loves comments!

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3 Comments:

At 8:35 AM , Blogger barb said…

Wow. Thoughtful, well written. Kudos to your young author!

I'll be forwarding the link to my own teenage daughter.

And if your daughter didn't know you read her blog before, she may just guess it now :)

 

At 1:59 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said…

Beautiful,I know you must be a proud mom.I am reading this to my sons and husband.Melita

 

At 9:09 PM , OpenID americanfamilynow said…

Wow! What good thoughts! I hadn't heard that perspective before. It's encouraging to hear young women really dwelling on the important things in life. You must be so proud!

 
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