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!