The House of Witherow

Micah ManI had a heart to heart with one of my sons yesterday. Micah is on the verge of making a big change in his life. In just four months, Micah will be transitioning to high school.

He is experiencing a range of emotions; from eager and excited to sad and mournful. To enter something new, more often than not you must leave something behind. Micah is looking forward to the new opportunities that his new school offers. On the other hand, he is beginning to grieve leaving the Happy Blue School and its flexible, creative and fun-loving atmosphere. Yeah, we have good times.

We have had two great years with Micah in our Happy Blue School. Jake and Caleb will miss their brother. I will miss Micah Man too. We’ve learned a lot together and on more days than not, enjoyed each others’ company.

The thing I wanted to impress upon my oldest son yesterday was that he is significant. I wanted him to know that our God is mindful of his heart and his needs. Just to emphasize this thinking, look what words my Lord gave me today in my trust study…

O House of Israel, trust in the Lord—
    he is their help and shield.
O House of Aaron, trust in the Lord—
he is their help and shield.
You who fear him, trust in the Lord—
he is their help and shield.

The Lord remembers us and will bless us:
He will bless his people Israel,
he will bless the house of Aaron,
he will bless those who fear the Lord—
small and great alike.

May the Lord cause you to flourish,
both you and your children.
May you be blessed by the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
Psalm 115:8-15 NIV

You may be wondering how the house of Israel, the house of Aaron, and the others relate to our family. However, these houses do relate; big time! The House of Israel signifies all the people of God; that’s us, we’re God’s people. The house of Aaron signifies the priests and ministers of the LORD; well as missionaries, that’s us again! Third, those that fear the LORD represent everyone who places their faith and trust in God. Well, there you go…the House of Witherow is present here too!

The House of Witherow is our family.

The House of Witherow places our trust and faith in our God to be our help and shield.

Yesterday, Micah felt a barrage of different feelings as he considered his future and his new school.

The Lord remembered Micah and blessed him.

I received an email from the vice principal of Micah’s new school yesterday. Imagine that! She was checking in with us to see how we are doing and to invite Micah to their Open House on Saturday. What serendipity!

Our God knew that our son needed a reminder of what he was going to, instead of just remembering what he was leaving behind. Our God remains mindful of our son and the concerns of his heart. Just like I need to know that my God remembers me, my children need to know that too. Our God cares about the entire house; the house of Witherow.

What an amazing promise we have for our children in these words:

May the Lord cause you to flourish,
both you and your children.
May you be blessed by the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
Psalm 115:14-15

What an encouragement to our family and hopefully to you as well. Our God is mindful of our large and small concerns. He listens and pays attention to everyone in the family. As we place our continual trust in His hands, He is our help and our shield.

O House of Witherow, trust in the LORD—He is our help and our shield.

This promise applies to you too! You can put your family’s name in the blank:

O House of _____________, trust in the LORD—He is our help and our shield.

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  1. Thanks, Heather, you are such a blessing to me when you share your family life and your walk with God. Blessings on Micah as he enters high school!!!

  2. Thanks Heather, I appreciate your thoughts. It is wonderful the way God is speaking to you at just the right time – as He does. I pray that Micah does find this new phase in his life to be really blessed. Change is hard, but often very good. Good to be reminded that God is for the House of Siaki as well. Thank you!

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