I have to share a story that my son Micah, who is 26, married, and has two sons, just shared. Here are his words:
I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to Praise the Lord and brag on my son for a minute. Last night as we were about to walk out the door to head to home group, Kari asked me from across the room if I had packed a burp cloth in the diaper bag…for the boys, not for myself. 🙂 I checked and told her no. She then turned to go get one out of the boys’ room, and as she did Blake comes walking out of his room (that was dark by the way), with a burp cloth in his outstretched arm, bringing it to Mommy. He heard Kari ask me, and without being asked, walked into his dark room and found one for us.
When it happened and as I’ve thought about it afterwards, it has brought me almost to tears and made me so grateful to the Lord that the seeds we are planting in Blake’s little 20 month old heart, are already bearing fruit. It may seem like a small or insignificant act, but in this proud Daddy’s eyes, it’s a testimony of God’s goodness and grace to this young and learning family.
My thought when I heard this was what Paul said in 2 Corinthians 5:9. “Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.” A son who wants to please his father is a son who one day will want to please his Father. And it doesn’t get any better than that!