Psalms 61;2b

When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Luke's message

The children found out that they had to teach a sunday school class for youth sunday. Lukas has to teach the men's class and Morgan has to teach the ladies...so of course this panics them and they start immediately telling me about it when we get into the van after church Sunday night.
In the midst of that conversation, Morgan wants to share what she and Hunter "found" in the Bible while they were looking for a verse to put on the bullitin board in thier room. So she gets her Bible and starts to read from Matthew...about Divorce... Matthew chapter 5;32...But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery; and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.
I really wanted to laugh...I don't know why...but I did tell her that I had not been perfect in my marriage to her Father and that God had forgiven me...What Tom does is up to him...then we got into the conversation of a "willful sin" and how there is no sacrifice for that and usually if you sin willfully, you will be punished by God. So...Lukas says..."Mom, it's kinda like if the devil and sin were a sugary sweet chocolatey piece of candy and on the other side you have a healthy 4 course meal that is God...9 times out of 10, you are gonna choose the piece of candy..."
Me and Morgan just looked at each other in awe...I mean, WOW...what an analogy!!! Morgan proceeded to tell him how this would be a great lesson for the men's class....so he sat there and thought a bit...then he said, well, my teacher told me a story in 2nd grade...there was this boy who loved chocolate...he wished for everything that he put in his mouth to turn to chocolate...now this wasn't good since he had a habit of chewing on things....after his wish came true he had an important test to take in school...while he was taking the test, he stuck his pencil in his mouth and it turned to chocolate...this became a big burden for him and soon he was loosing friends and everything.
Now, I did quote him the verse that says there is pleasure in sin for a season and last night I had to show him where it was in the bible... now, if you think of sin like this, there is a really good lesson in this...we want the worldy stuff, we want the good things...but then if becomes a bother to us...and then it ruins our life....Lukas totally got this...it was so awesome to see the thoughts just running thru his head...he was just talking a mile a minute about it...then he wanted to call and tell his daddy...
Another quick note....The janitor at school is a preacher and a Godly man...he met the kids the other day and hung around to talk to them a few minutes. He came back in my office the next day and said, "I saw something special in that boy of yours..." I don't know what it was, but he teared up and said, "I would be very careful...I wouldn't do anything to ruin his walk with God" (He does know the situation in my life right now...)
well, I feel like I am just jabbering...

2 comments:

Crystal said...

WOW!! Thats a good thought ! I love youth Sunday, you never think that the kids get anything, then they come right out and prove us wrong!!

Andrea said...

From the mouths of babes.....