Laughter does the heart so much good, take a listen and just have a big ole belly laugh.
We have raised our boys in church and have always read Bible stories to them. Misty even read to them in the womb before they were born. Samuel has always been very verbal about what he is learning and how he is feeling, I am often amazed at the things he says. Samuel started witnessing to the waitresses in restaurants as soon as he was able to talk, even before he could put sentences together.
Then in May 2010 my brother Keith was killed in an automobile accident. I guess Samuel heard so many people including Misty and I say that Keith is now with Jesus that he decided he didn’t like Jesus and he became very afraid of death. Misty and I never said that Jesus took Keith because we believe he is with Jesus but the accident is what took his life. Then another tragedy struck when our adopted son had to leave the home. Again I believe Samuel viewed it as a death of sorts and Jesus again received the credit for that.
It has been especially concerning for Misty when Samuel would boldly announce “I don’t like Jesus.” I was never too concerned about it, knowing that as Samuel grows older he will learn and we will certainly teach him what the Bible teaches us about death. It has been a year now and many times Samuel has said, “I don’t want to die and I don’t like Jesus.” He has never stopped singing about the love of Jesus and he loves to be in church.
On Monday Misty called me at work and Samuel announced in the den that he was going to preach. Misty asked “what are you going to preach about?” Samuel said “we’re going to have communion.” Man I hate that I miss these moments with our boys.
Yesterday before leaving to go to the office Samuel asked if I would push him on the swing and as we were swinging Samuel said, “Daddy, when I was a little boy I loved Jesus and as a big boy I didn’t like Jesus but now I love Jesus again.” Wow, I knew we had turned a corner, Samuel yelled to Misty to tell her the same news. Then as he was working alongside Misty he informed her that he wanted to be a Christian and of course Misty prayed with him.
Samuel will be 4 years old in August and he teaches us so much about life and about the love of God. No, he doesn’t understand salvation at his age or does he?
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