Sunday, April 08, 2007

Hear the Word of the Lord...

So often we hear the greatest words come out of the mouths of our children and find ourselves saying, "I will never forget that." And last night as we gathered to sing our songs and pray together before bedtime I heard these words and held back tears.

Me- Who wants to pray first?
Izzy- I do. Dear Dog, Thank you for Mommy, thank you for daddy, thank you for Emma, thank you for Aiden, thank you for Izzy. Amen
Dad- Thanks, Izzy. Aiden, your turn.
Aiden- Now when he saw the crowds he went up on a mountain side and sat down. His disciples came to him and he began to teach them saying, 'Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed our those who mourn for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Emma- Our father who art in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

How touching to hear scriptures flow out of my children's mouths when they could have as easily chosen their own words. I don't want to forget those few moments. And what a great reminder to me of how I need to pray. I want to be a family who talks
about scripture when we sit at home and when we walk along
the road, when we lie down and when we get up. I want us to
write them on our door frames and on our gates.
How else will they live in truth?
Where else will they find truth?

Hear the Word of the Lord.


jocelyn said...

Thanks be to God.

What a precious evening with your kids. Thanks for sharing.

Mark Wiebe said...

That was really beautiful. I wonder if their development here has something to do with the fact that aaron is 1,000 miles away?

tara said...

precious babies, makes me cry.

Chezam said...

Aiden. Aiden? Aiden! Man, what a little man. I'm amazed at your little kids. I feel like they're my little kids, or like they shouldn't be having any fun without Ella there. ;) I miss your family!!!!!!!!!!!
And by the way Wiebe, that comment about Aaron was uncalled for... we live at least 2000 miles way.

Marta said...

Too sweet! That's an awesome story!

Anonymous said...

I know what you guys mean...they could be able to do so much more if I were around them. Like quote texts in Greek and stuff like that. Thank for the complement Wiebe.