My son amazes me. He always has of course, he's my child. While sometimes he still has the silly innocence of a child, at other times, he exudes wisdom far beyond his years.
He will say things to me like "I love you more than anyone ever, except God and Jesus."
This child and I have had trouble finding a "home" church. Being a single parent makes it hard to find a church where you feel accepted and where people aren't openly judging you. (Yes, this has happened). I don't want him face that harsh criticism about something so important at such an impressionable age. However, we are closer to finding a church home we think!
When my son was speaking to the person I have been dating for a couple of years, he told him frankly that "there is only one God." My boyfriend was slightly taken aback at home adamant and firm he was in this statement. I was proud! I want him to stand firm in his convictions and beliefs.
My boyfriend wasn't raised in a religion household; they believe in God, pray at holiday dinners, and I believe mostly went to church on holidays. My son on the other hand, is always excited to go to church, even when he is drug to small group with me and isn't quite sure what to do with himself. It's like he feels the energy of it all.
Some back story on this little guy. He was born 2 months early at barely 4 pounds. It was a scary time as it was flooding in our area and we had to be raced in an ambulance to another city 30 minutes away where an adequate NICU awaited. We were each hospitalized for a week, him staying an extra two nights after I was released. I was across the breezeway in another hospital so I didn't actually get to hold him much the first few days. I came back over (they had to put me in a wheelchair to go everywhere still at this point) and noticed a little prayer bear next to his incubator. There was also a little note from a priest who had stopped by letting me know that they sensed something special in this little, prayed over him, and for me in my absence, and blessed him. It was sweet and overwhelming at the time. I didn't see these over anyone else's child, which struck me as interesting.
This child literally saved people's lives when he was born. His grandfather's health was horrible until he found out about his grandchild and suddenly, he had a reason to live and is doing very well 12 years later! He was also named after the angel Michael and I just see such great things from his very unique personality.
"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6
"And he said "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me."