Do you ever have those moments when your child completely shocks you out of nowhere? My son, Connor, is getting better at that with every passing day. In these moments I am usually shocked but also extremely proud.
Connor was in an evaluation for a therapy opportunity he has coming up. He was doing well. He was answering all the questions to the evaluator’s satisfaction until one question came up.
Connor was asked to draw a square. Now I have no clue what it was about a square that brought Jesus to the mind of my sweet little boy. But there was something about that a square that reminded Connor of Jesus.
When the question was given to Connor he had a pen and notepad in his hands.
Connor piped up and said “Hold on, let’s talk about Jesus school (church) for a sec. Let me show you. This is the cross that Jesus died on to save you and he wants to spend time with you.”
While he was saying this he drew a cross on the paper.
Everyone in the room, including myself, was blown away. Seriously, my jaw was on the floor.
The evaluator wasn’t sure what to do with the information Connor so boldly delivered. I explained that Connor loved Jesus. After Connor confirmed his love of Jesus with a big YES he drew a square as originally requested of him.
Connor’s boldness is something I admire. He clearly wasn’t afraid to share his love for Jesus. His faith in Jesus is so simple. He just believes.
“Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” ~ Luke 18:17
So do we, adults, make our faith more difficult than it has to be?
We, grownups, often think we have to go it alone and fix ourselves first before falling at the feet of our Heavenly Father. We are all guilty of it. We are all human and guilty of feeling shame when we fall short. All of us have hidden at one point or another and tried to fix ourselves.
Don’t give into Satan’s lies. The lies told to us by Satan himself so that he can remain in our ear to tell us even more lies. Do not be deceived you do have a Jesus story to share. Share what He has done for you. You don’t have to be fake or perfect to share your story.
We are called to have faith like a child. I hope and pray that when I am faced with the Holy Spirit calling me to share Jesus with someone I will have the boldness and faith just like Connor does.
Share your Jesus Story!