The kids, for some reason, were talking about the 6th child that we are going to have. I very quickly let them know that I didn't think there was going to be a number six and Eli said, "But Mama, Daddy said that you always prayed for 10 kids!" Isaiah quickly responded, "Wait a minute! You prayed for 10 kids? Well, 5 more are on the way!"
Isaiah has a new found passion for telling people about God! Every time we go to the park he meets a new friend and has to tell them about Jesus. He has always been our deep thinking theologian, asking questions like..."Is rain God peeing?" or "So why did God create lightning anyway? Did He just want to strike us dead?" or "So how does God come into your heart? God, please come live in my heart....Nope! Don't feel Him in there!" These are just a few examples. I'm not sharing the ones I didn't know how to answer! :)
Lately we have been talking about how it is important to love God more than anything or anyone. This has laid heavy on Isaiah because He makes it a point every day to let us know that he loves God so much, even more than me and his daddy. Well, we were at the park a few evenings ago and Isaiah met a little boy named Michael. Michael was like the shy, quiet boy on the movie Polar Express that sat on the back of the train. Isaiah proceeded to ask him if he knew who God was. Michael sheepishly replied that he didn't know. Isaiah then tells him that he HAS to know God if he wants to go "up there", as he points to the sky, because he definitely doesn't want to go "down there", as he points to the ground. Isaiah then says, "O.K., Do you love me?" Michael said, "Yea, I guess so."
Isaiah - "Do you love me more than God?"
Michael - "Yea."
Isaiah - " No, no, no! You have to love God more than me!"
They then run over to Derrick....
Isaiah - "Dad, Micheal thinks he loves me more than God, what do I tell him?" (As Michael stands right there.)
Derrick - "You just tell him that God loves him very much and gave His life for him."
The boys run away for a while and Isaiah runs back over to Derrick a little while later.
"Everything's o.k. Dad! I got it covered! Michael knows now that he loves God more than me and he told his mom that she needs to love God too!"
Wow! I love his enthusiasm! It has inspired me and reminded me that this is what we are on this earth for...to tell people about God's love! Isaiah says he is going to have three jobs when he grows up and that he is going to make lots of $$$. He wants to be a veternarian, a scientist and a comedian. Derrick hasn't had the heart to tell him that it looks as though he's going to be an evangelist!