Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Grasping Spiritual Truths

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Saturday we spent a few hours at the park with the kids. While most of the kids were off playing on their own or playing catch with Daddy, Kaleb wanted me to follow him around.

He was maneuvering the various playground equipment and got to one section where he suddenly stopped and yelled, “Mom, I can’t do this!” He literally stood at the edge of a chain bridge, teetering at the brink and not wanting to continue.

imageI didn’t say much other than “I can’t help you, Kaleb.” He waited for just a minute and then started slowly crossing and singing a song…

“I can do everything through Him who gives me strength…”  Philippians 4:13 

Tears started welling up in my eyes as I watched him cross the bridge while singing the TRUTH of God’s word and declaring it over every little step he took, until he made it to the other side. The fact that his little 3 year old mind was able to grasp and understand that spiritual truth meant the world to me.

There are many days that I quickly forget the importance of that very verse, taking for granted that God has given me what I need for each day. Whether it is big issue or little ~ I can do everything through Him who gives me strength!

Note: The song Kaleb was singing is from the Power of Encouragement cd by Seeds Family Worship.

10 comments:

  1. How absolutely precious!! You brought tears to my eyes!! I think it is so awesome of him to know how God gets him through tough times!! I sometimes hear my 5 year old son singing those songs he hears in church like no tomorrow!b Thanks for sharing! God is great :)
    Shelley

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  2. What an amazing moment as a mama! That is so sweet! I think I feel like i am on that bridge most of the time!

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  3. awww so sweet!!! I love that he said it all the way across.

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  4. What a beautiful post! The thought of sweet little Kaleb singing the bible verse brought tears to my eyes.

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  5. And a little child shall lead them. What a great reminder. It brought tears to my eyes, too. What a blessing to have the faith of a child.

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  6. Jolanthe,

    This just goes to show a shining example of what you are modeling to your kids are staying with them and this is proof positive that you are doing a great thing in raising your family.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  7. This is absolutely precious!!! I just love how children literally take God at his Word!!! What a wonderful example to us as parents/adults and how we need to be!!!!! I am going to have to look into the Seed of Worship CDs!!

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  8. And a little child shall lead them. What a great reminder. It brought tears to my eyes, too. What a blessing to have the faith of a child.

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  9. awww so sweet!!! I love that he said it all the way across.

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