So the dorm room is a bit crowded, but cozy. The carpet Jane found was a nice finishing touch. One that will be even more appreciated when winter in Denton brings a chill to the tile floor. He seems pleased with his new digs. And why not, his roommate is one of his life long childhood best friends, his older brother and his wife live only a few minutes away. His dorm is already a serious man cave, with computers, guitars, blue ray with flat screen, fridge, microwave, etc. There are at least two great churches in the area. He's just fine.
But are we. Empty nest after 27 years of parenting.
When our oldest son went to college, my wife tells about trying to put on a happy face.
But Peter our youngest son with wisdom beyond his years, said "Mom, sometimes you just need to sit with the sadness".
So for a time we may just sit with the sadness.
Though a little melancholy, we will trust and entrust. We will trust God with our son and with this new season in our lives. And we entrust our son to be strong in the Lord.
There is a famous blessing in the old testament called the Mizpah blessing. It says “May the LORD keep watch between you and me when we are away from each other". I am trusting my heavenly Father with all that concerns my son.
I am also entrusting my son, to share the good news of God's grace to others.
2 Timothy 2:1-2
1 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.
Trusting and entrusting. A good place to be on this exciting and somewhat melancholy day.