Thursday, April 7, 2011

Heart Like a Child

I recently read Heaven Is For Real which is a book about a 4 year old that went to heaven during a critical surgery. The book is about all the things he tells his parents about, family member he never knew on earth were there in Heaven to greet him, even his older sister which was a miscarriage was there and explained how anxious she was to meet her parents one day. It was a truly magical book.

One thing it often repeated was how Jesus had told his disciples that you must have a heart like a child to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. That has really hit me lately. After reading that story Kai and I would have little talks here and there about different things of the Bible and I learned so much from Kai during those talks.

He is so open to love and not just to his family, to everyone. He told me that he loves Jesus more than he loves me, Reed and his Daddy. Which made me very emotional and I cried as I was over joyed that my son had that much love in his heart for the Lord. That is all I could ever hope for.

Last month, the boys and I had stopped at the Save A Lot grocery store to pick up a few things for dinner. While we were in the check out lane, a man had a seizure right in front of the check out lanes. The ambulance came and he was ok but Kai was so concerned for the rest of the night. We prayed for the man and Kai wondered about him often. We have since seen the man walking around downtown and Kai is so thankful that the man is OK.

Also during that time span Eric and I started talking to Kai about Chad coming to live with us. We explained how Chad was in prison (which Kai obviously knew was a bad thing) but we explained how he made a mistake but has paid his price and is now ready to be released. Kai would ask me about once or twice a week if it was almost time for Chad to get out and he would express to me how badly he hoped that he DOES get out. The day of Chad's hearing Kai gasped and looked at me, "mommy we forgot to pray for Chad last night!" So I took him in the other room and we prayed. Now that Chad is at our home living with us, Kai has asked me if Chad could come with him to his Nanna's house. I explained that he could not, Chad had other things to take care of that day. Kai so badly wants Chad to come with him. My mother who keeps Kai during the day said that Kai kept trying to guess at what Chad and his Daddy were doing all day and he kept expressing how badly we wanted to be with them.

What I am getting at here is that Kai has such a big heart. He loves everyone so much. He has humbled me and made me take a 2nd look at my relationship with Jesus and if I truly believe like a child. When you think about it, the memories you have of childhood are the magical ones where you did believe in something so much so hard that it was true no matter what anyone else thought. Believing like a Child and having a heart like a Child is something we should all strive for in life.

1 comment:

  1. What a PRECIOUS story about Kai, God has BIG plans for this special little boy.