I was going to write this whole big blog post about today’s historic inauguration of brand new President Obama (something along the lines of “hoping for the best!”), but events intervened, and now I find myself sitting here aimlessly clicking windows open and closed, wondering what in the world I can do to love my sweet, sensitive student who got out of bed this past Sunday happily anticipating her sixth birthday party only to have her whole world turn upside down when her father suddenly and unexpectedly passed away.
Please pray for my student (God knows who she is) and for her family in the difficult days and weeks and months ahead. Pray for strength, for healing, and for God’s “peace beyond understanding” as they adapt to the new shape that life has taken.
And please pray for me, that I can make school a place of comfort for her when she returns. Pray that I will know what words to say and when to say nothing at all. And please, oh, please, pray that I can help her feel and know the bedrock truth of God’s love for her in this time when everything else is shifting beneath her feet.