There are many pandemic days burned into the permanent section of my memory, including the day my phone buzzed with a text from my junior high daughter: “mom you have to come get me now.” Every muscle in my arm wanted to launch the phone across the room. I called, and she cried.
The world’s unfairness isn’t just a fleeting feeling, it’s a fact of life on this sin-cursed earth being magnified. There is real evil in the world, intended upon stealing, killing, and destroying us. Our enemy lies. When we feel we are surrounded by unfairness and evil, lies and manipulation …it’s because we are. It’s hard, and it can make us feel hopeless and helpless to stop it. Especially when our kids are hurting and there’s nothing we can do to make it right or ease the pain.