Today is my son Caleb's 15th birthday. He D.J.'s in the car on the way to drum lessons when it's just he and I. I can see him waiting for me to tell him to switch songs, mention the language or the topic, see if I will ask him why he is listening, ask if he gets a reference. This is the song I chose to post for him. He plays it a lot. It's a bit depressing, but it has some hope and no n-words.
I only hope he understands tearing walls down is hard, building them is harder. The hardest part though is knowing which one's to tear down and why AND then how, when, where and most importantly any new building should take place.
I pray the Holy Spirit gives him discernment. That he goes forth in the world with a firm foundation in the knowledge of God. That he follows Jesus' example--when to toss the temple tables, how to weep with the mourners, and that he stays in constant communication with his Maker.
May the courage to encourage--to build up the body of believers be always overflowing, no matter the weight of evident despair.
May he always find Joy in the love of Jesus.