Friday, June 15, 2012

His biggest lesson....

 Monday was the start of VBS. McKenna was over the moon with excitement about it. Christian was less than thrilled. He's just a home body and does NOT like big crowds and lots of chaos. So it's just not his thing, but he learned some great things and it's good for him to get out of his comfort zone.
Christian's biggest lesson of the week came from a verse that they didn't even mention at VBS.
Luke 6:38 says "Give and it will be given unto you....."
On Monday night they presented the missions project for the week. McKenna came home Monday night and wanted to start doing chores so she could earn money to take to church for the project. Christian didn't even mention it. So I brought it up and suggested that he share some of the money in his piggy bank. After all he has sooo much and this money was going to go to an orphanage for HIV/Aids kids. He told me that I could give him some money but that he wanted to save his own money to buy something for himself. 
Not the response I was looking for, but I felt like I wasn't going to "get to his heart" if I pushed it. I let it go. On Tuesday, I gave him a dollar and left it at that. 
In the meantime, McKenna kept talking about those sick kids with no moms. She prayed for them at every meal. She prayed for them at bedtime. She asked me if they got to have baths when I was giving her a bath. She worried about whether or not they have a swimming pool. She did chores. She counted out paper money and coin money. She was so excited to give. And apparently there was some conviction taking place in Christian's heart.
On Wednesday night we arrived a little late and Christian was stressed out about that. As we walked through the doors of the church I asked him what he was so stressed out about and told him that he probably didn't even miss a whole song. He told me that he was worried he would miss the mission buckets. I pointed to the missions buckets sitting right next to the door and don't you know, he pulled some money out of his pocket....the paper kind...not just a few pennies, without a word he dropped it in the bucket and headed off to meet his group.
The next day was Christian's birthday and the morning started off with a card from Grandmom & PopPop with $7 in it. Then later one of his friends gave him $10. He just couldn't believe how "rich" he was. He had never had $17.00 before. So last night seemed like a good time to point out the Biblical principle of Luke 6:38. He gave and look what the Lord did...he blessed him far beyond what he even gave to those orphans. We talked about how when he give with he right heart (expecting nothing in return and expecting no recognition for what you've given) that's when Jesus chooses to bless us.

 McKenna was so shy at VBS, but she loved it!!! Love the craft, loved the puppets, loved the snack time, loved the games and was always so excited to tell me about the new friends she made that she couldn't remember their names.
It was a great week! I know one little girl who was very sad to see it end. I, on the other hand, can't wait to start putting my kids to bed on time again :)

1 comment:

Katy said...

How great!!! Love when they learn those lessons on their own....without mom forcing the issue! Good for you!!!