…and listening even when you don’t think they are.
(Guest blogger: my husband, Bryson)
I came home from work and Emily has had a LONG day with the kids. She says that Nash has been a “wild-man” all day. Intentional defiance. This is not good. So, I try to distract and engage him, but he is just having one of those days. We quickly eat dinner and then say, “let’s go somewhere” just to get out of the house. After an hour of driving, running errands, ect….Nash is still a mess. On the drive home, Emily and I are both at our wits end and tell Nash he is going to have to go to bed as soon as we go home because of the way he is behaving. All of a sudden he gets relly quiet and then I hear him begin to whisper something to himself. His mumbles catch my attention and I begin understanding what he is saying…
“Nothing can separate us from the love of God.”
I listen a couple more times and sure enough he is saying that over and over. I get Emily’s attention and she hears it too. We ask him what he is saying and he clearly repeats…”Nothing can seperate us from the love of God.” (We are grinning ear to ear at these sweet words…especially after the day we have had with him.) I ask him where he learned this and he said….”At church,dada!” Then he proceeds to show us the hand motions (of which there are at least 4 different motions to the phrase). Emily and I are blown away, grateful, and totally amazed. The Truth that was planted in his heart on Sunday, did not come out until his lowest moment of the week, Wednesday night. I still can not believe it.
Thank you Athens Church Waumba Land for partnering with us to lead our kids into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
PS: he still had to go to bed early!