Earlier this year in our Sunday School, we taught a lesson about teaching your kids to suffer well, which is where the inspiration for this image came from. It's easy to just hold up the umbrellas every time a storm comes into our kid's lives and protect them from any type of discomfort. While there is definitely a time and place for parents to shelter and protect their children, it also necessary to teach them how to go through those trials.
"Consider it joy...when you face various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces perseverance" (James 1:2,3)
idk if they're helicopter parents,
or, their help is totally inadequate for the on-coming deluge.
And, how is she going anywhere, with only one oar,
and, no oarlocks?
If there's a flood coming, maybe they all need to get in the boat-
and, start bailing.
It made me think of paintings of The Flood, from Genesis-
And, more currently- School Strikes for Climate Change-