Ansley came to me last night and asked if she could read to me what she wrote and wanted to make sure it was correct. I listened as she read from this piece of paper, blown away! Lately, her heart has been burdened that her teacher and kids in her class use the Lord’s name in vain and so many don’t know that God created them. (She’ll ask them “Who created you?” and they will say all sorts of answers, but some have never heard that God created them) She wanted to find a way to tell them. For at least an hour, Ansley worked diligently to write this note and this morning made sure it was in her backpack going to school. Allow me to interpret the writing:
If you are shaking as long as you can in your room alone
You are not alone because somebody is with you. His name is Jesus and his father is God.
God and Jesus, they are the same person. There are three people that makes only 1 person and the names are God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
And you can not say his name in vain and you can talk to Jesus by praying.
This really encouraged Trace and me, just to see her heart. Six year olds talk about alot of things and their moods are as quick as their attention spans, so its good to see that she is learning and desiring to share this truth with others.
Our kids have had to defend their faith at these young ages (9 & 6), but we have seen God give them grace for the moment. Cullen has had several discussions after Religious Ed classes, with people telling him they believe in the Big Bang theory or that we came from monkeys. He confidently tells them that scientists are people and can make mistakes. He’s had people mock the Bible and Jesus Christ, but the Lord has given him courage to be the lone voice for Christ. We are amazed and praise God, that He is training them and building their faith. I don’t think they would have these opportunities in a rural Alabama school. Raising children in a post-Christian country seems to be building my faith as well, seeing God do more than I could imagine!