Casting Crowns – “American Dream” (Devotional)

A lady at one of our concerts in North Carolina told us she and her two boys were living out our song American Dream. After 17 years of marriage and ministry, her husband had quit both. The boys had sent their father a copy of the song. How sad that a child has to ΓÇ£sendΓÇ¥ his father anything, much less a song that basically begs, ΓÇ£Daddy, please donΓÇÖt. All we really want is you.ΓÇ¥ What leads a man to walk away from everyone he has ever really lovedΓÇöand certainly everyone who has ever loved him? I had to shake my head at the story of the tearful mother trying to hold it all together for two little ones because her husband likes the feel of sand between his toes. A little shack on the Rock wasnΓÇÖt good enough.

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