Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless HIS HOLY NAME.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Little Boy's Pockets

I see him get out of bed; he comes to me and gives me a hug. I want to snuggle just a bit, but he’s off. Off to play…ride his bike, play on the rope swing outside; off to feed the rabbits. He usually comes inside only if he wants a drink or when he gets hungry.

And I pray for him throughout the day. “Lord, keep him safe today. Put your angels of protection around him. Protect him from harm and from evil. Protect his mind and his heart from sin.”

At the end of the day, he puts his jammies on and he hardly has the energy to brush his teeth. This little ball of energy goes, goes, goes all day long. Always ready to give a smile…such a sweet boy. He’s a helper to his Mama.

“Don’t forget to put your dirty clothes in the laundry basket,” I remind him.

The next morning, I’m sorting the laundry, ready to put them in the wash. I remember to check his pockets. Marbles I find one morning. A coloring page he folded and put into his pocket I find the next morning. I found Play-dough one morning….(I’m SO glad I checked his pockets!)

Then one morning, I check his pockets and I find Gospel tracts. Yes, he’d been out the day before handing out Gospel tracts. “Mommy!” he shouted, excitedly when he came in. “Someone got saved!” How he loves going out to share the Gospel! This little boy of mine, saved for 11 months now, so enthusiastic about the things of the Lord.

And I smile. I bow my head right there in front of the washing machine…and I thank the Lord for my boy. My Little Andrew Jonathan.

Today is his birthday. He's eight years old today!

(A very dear friend to our family found out that our Little Andrew
wanted a violin, and they sent a very nice one to him!)

Happy Birthday, My Little Man!
I can’t wait to see what God has for you this year!

“Lord, please fulfill Your purpose in his life! Use his life to bring honor and glory to Your holy name.”