Tonight, as I laid with my son in bed, he pointed to the ceiling and said what sounded like, “Cheese-It’s up there”. As I tried to decipher what he was attempting to communicate, I realized that he was saying, “Jesus up there”.
Over the last four months, this poor sweet boy has been riddled with new fears. He is afraid of the dark, afraid of being left, afraid of dogs, and especially afraid of monsters.
As we were driving in the car several weeks ago, my two year old asked repeatedly for the light to be turned on. When his dad declined, he warned us enthusiastically, “Monsters in there!”. He did the same a few days later when I covered him in the bed.
Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.
Tonight, my two year old boy pointed to the ceiling and said, “Jesus up there”.
And He is. I had forgotten in that moment. Thank you so much for the reminder, sweet boy.
And then he said, “Jesus up there. I was crying for him”.
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.
You’re on the right track, buddy.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
I am humbled, by this sweet boy.
With this, and for him, I have another verse.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, whohave been called according to his purpose.
God works for the good on the days that are bad, and the days that are good.
He works for the good when you feel invisible and when your heart is broken. When you are sick and when tomorrow is scary.
God works for good when you are tired, when you are hurt, and when you are certain that you are to blame and are alone.