Friday, May 13, 2011
The weekend of the One Mission Celebration at our church we took the kids on a prayer walk. It was raining so we ended up in the car. The kids were in the back with their scavenger hunt paper and very excited about marking things off their list. We took them to a community we had delivered meals to at Christmas. The first street we drive on son yells "stop the car there is a lady to pray with!" We being the great role models tell him no, it is raining and she looks busy. We drive past her only to realize the street is a dead end. So we turn around and as we drive by this woman for the second time, our son rolls down the window and says hello causing his daddy to slam on the brakes. Most of this conversation is on the video but what is not on the video is part 2.
On mother's day they played this video at church. I cried like a good momma would and beamed at the memory of my 8 year son showing me to live out a mission. Then I received an email from our pastor telling that after the last church service a woman came down front to ask about our son. She then explained to our pastor she is the lady in the video. She has been coming to our church ever since an 8 year old boy hung his head out of car window. She is a member of our church family and even more important a member of the body of Christ. When we shared part 2 of the story with son he relied, "I know. She said she would come to church at 11."
He had faith in what she said.
He had faith that had no fear.
He was obedient.
He was sharing Jesus the only way he knew how.
Matthew 18:10 See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my father in heaven.