The essence of Christianity is loving your neighbor. Suburbia needs loving neighbors reaching out in quiet ways just as much as the poor need help in Calcutta or the lost need help in Afghanistan. The daily grind of being a faithful witness for Jesus occurs all over the world, in jungles, mountain villages, cities, farming communities, and suburban plats.
Since we lack a trusting-God-gene; one to make trusting God our default setting, trusting Him takes intentionality and a bit of work. We must boost our wonderful trust-building memories of God until they drown out the painful trust-eroding memories.
I may not be able to protect my children from life’s difficulties. But what I can do is teach them about Jesus and encourage them to become believers so they too can look forward with confident expectation to a new birth and fresh start in the coming kingdom.