I have to say that when I read this article I was like so many other Christians and said: “why did she allow her daughter to go into music world alone at age 17?” It would be so easy to judge her. But as a Christian, I realized that it is not our place to judge people. That is the Lord Jesus job and one that I am very happy I do NOT have. I am very happy that I live on an island in the middle of the sea, and I am no stranger to prodigal children. Raising children is a very hard job and my daughter and son had their problems as well. My son got into the wrong group of friends and ended up using drugs and alcohol and I can’t tell you how happy I am that today he is a Christian who loves the Lord and is clean and sober.
As I continued reading Mary’s article my heart broke for her. She is a Christian mother just like me who has the devil stealing her joy. John 10:10 records Jesus saying, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” This verse sets up a contrast between “the thief,” the destroyer; and Jesus, the life-giver. That thief Satan went after her daughter and she accepted him with open arms. It is a Christian parent’s worst nightmare come true. What Satan offers is a very seductive lifestyle and he seems to be giving them everything their heart desires. There is plenty of money the most beautiful homes to live in and being loved by millions of people around the world. You see her in magazines, television and on the music videos and she is working with many people who tell her how beautiful and talented she is. They also let her know that they made and they can break her. That she had better do exactly what they tell her to or her career is over. She has gone through men and can’t seem to find true happiness. I believe that she is trying to fill her heart with everything that the world offers and it doesn’t satisfy her. I believe that it is all starting to get old to her. I am hoping that she realizes that Jesus is the only thing that will satisfy her and that she will come home to Him. Ater being raised in a Christian home she heard the Word of God and God’s Word NEVER comes returns void. Hopefully, she will turn back to Jesus while there is time.
I was thinking about what I would do if my child was in Katy’s place. Would I stop loving her? No, I wouldn’t. It would be easier to stop breathing than to stop loving my children. My children are the light of my life and I love them with all my heart. If Mary just threw her daughter away what kind of a Christian mother would that make her? We would all have to ask ourselves whether she was truly a Christian or not. We have all read the story of the Prodigal’s son and his father never stopped loving him, praying for him or looking for him to come home. when he finally came home and was happy to be a slave rather than a son, his father welcomed him home with a hug. He gave him his ring and they had a feast to celebrate his homecoming. Could we do anything less for our own children?
I think we should pray for our children every day and that includes the prodigals. One thing that is great about a prodigal is that when they do come back to the Lord they are on fire and because they know the world and just how evil it truly is. They can be a great help to other people who are struggling with their walk with Jesus. I hope that Mary’s prodigal daughter comes home to Jesus.
Mary Hudson says some Christians judge her because her daughter is a prodigal.