The tween and teen years can be filled with trials and tribulations. Often, when I tuck my kids in bed at night and help them say their prayers, I tell them to keep Jesus in their hearts forever. I remind them that I will not always be there to chase away the dark clouds, but, Lord God will always be there for them.
“Stay in the shelter of the Most High,” I whisper as I pull the covers under Sullivan’s chin. “Rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”
The H.O.P.E. sling bag is a fun backpack and a sweet reminder of these truths. It can provide a much-needed spiritual prompt in the cruel, mad world in which our children must live: Hang On Pray Everyday, child.
When the storms of life assail you, hang on. Hang on when you flunk that test and don’t make the team. Hang on when you don’t get invited to the cool-kid party or sit alone on the playground. Hang on when you eat alone, drive alone, sleep alone. Because you are never, ever alone!
Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. (Matthew 5:11)
Believe it or not, Lord God has told us through His disciples to be happy when people lie about you because of your faith. A great reward awaits you in heaven, and I believe even in this life. You are the salt of God’s earth and you will be blessed!
The H.O.P.E backpack and other branded products like bracelets, T-shirt, water bottles, hats and mugs are available through a company called Romans 12 LLC. It was founded on the idea that at one time or another everyone faces difficult times. We need to be reminded of God’s presence and His plan for our lives. The H.O.P.E. line of products and gift boxes were created to remind of us God’s promises.
- He will meet our needs (Phil 4:19)
- He is with us and will help us (Isaiah 41:10)
- He is our Rock, Salvation, Defense, and Fortress (Psalm 62:6)
- Pray Everyday to Christ who loves us
- God will lovingly guide us through challenging times.
If you’re looking for a fun backpack for your Christian son or daughter, consider the H.O.P.E. sling bag. It comes in four colors and even features a small interior pocket for an iPod or iPhone with a special hole for ear buds. The cost is just $14.99. Check out more H.O.P.E. products at hopeinabox.com/products.