A conversation with my 5 and 6 year olds this afternoon while discussing what James 1:2 is about (Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds")
So I asked them to tell me what they think of when I say joy. They included great things like candy, tv, books and legos. I introduced them to the word trials and gave them examples of what they were. One of my examples for them to relate to was if someone said they didn't want to be your friend or you had a tummy ache.
Maggie chimed right in and said, "No one has ever not wanted to be my friend!." Dear girl.....
Me, "Well, I'm glad that hasn't happened to you but it might sometime."
Sam, "Has that ever happened to you?"
Me, "Yes, it has. I've had it happen when I was younger and even at work."
long pause and look of confused surprise comes across their faces
Maggie,"Well! They just need to find out about Jesus."
Sam," Yeah, and a knuckle sandwich!"
Once a protector always a protector!
Don't let this sweet face make you think he won't bring out the knuckles for his momma ;)
See, he's got it in him!
Love these kids God!