Monday, November 8, 2010

Aw, my boy...

The first Sunday of every month is typically "fast Sunday" in my Church. This entails refraining from eating or drinking for the time of two consecutive meals, using the time to earnestly pray (with a specific purpose in mind) and become closer to God, and giving the money you would have spent on food to the Church (which, in turn, uses it to help the poor and needy).

On fast Sunday, our Church service takes a departure from its normal routine and goes for a sort-of "open mike" format, for lack of a better term. Those who feel that they would like to share some of their spiritual testimony go to the front of the chapel and share what they feel and know.

Many children in my congregation like to go up, but my children are not among them. My children like it just fine in the pew, thanks. And I'm fine with that.

But something was in my Mason's heart this past fast Sunday. He wiggled against me and then whispered, "Mom, can I go?" "Of course," I responded.

And up he went, in front of hundreds of people. I wish I had a transcript of his exact words because they were so sweet. I apologize that you'll have to make due with my memory, but this is the gist of his testimony:

You know that scripture, "Jesus wept?" [John 11:35] Well, lots of kids read that scripture 'cuz they want to get it over with and everyone laughs. But...they should really think about it,'s pretty special."

Oh, my heart. That sweet boy just melted it.


thehallebunch2 said...

oh how precious! Love when they say deep and profound things!!thanks for sharing!

JazznJenna said...

awesome. Thanks, Mason.

MargaretinWV said...

Oh Mason -I love the thought behind it.

Heidi said...

Melted my heart, too!

Heidi said...

So, remember all that "free time" you are going to have now that your kids are in school? I'm glad you're spending some of it blogging. I love to read your funny style!

Deb said...

i love that he sprinted up there, too. that was a highlight of the meeting.

Cami said...

Very cute.

Quotation of the Month

There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.

-Jill Churchill