I am sitting in Baptist Identity right now… bored out of my mind, which is sad because I have been in here all of 3 minutes. I digress. I just started back from spring break, and it is hard to get started. I have so many things on my plate right now and so I spend my class time blogging, makes sense, huh? I worked on research all day for a paper I have coming up this week. I stopped to go pick up the kids and expected the worst. The kids have a tough time getting back from spring break as well. I picked up my oldest, and he did really well. I was very proud of him. I ran a few errands because I wanted to relish the short time of having children doing good at school. I finally got around to picking up my other two children. My youngest son (Middle Child) had been to the office 3 times that day and had just beat up a kid on the playground.
I went home and we began to talk about why he made decisions like that. We established the fact that he knew it was sin, and his parents would not allow him to behave in such a way. I then asked him, “What makes you do things such as kick your teacher and beat up kids on the playground.” His answer allowed me to have a very good parenting moment with my sometimes hardheaded middle child. He answered my question this way, the conversation went like this.
Cade: “It is because my bones are bad.”
Me: “What do you mean your bones are bad, what does that mean?”
Cade: “It moves my skin and makes me do those things.”
I wanted to laugh because of his explanation of his sin, but then I saw an opportunity to share the gospel. I corrected him only a little. I said, “well your bones are bad, but only because your heart is bad.” We had a good talk about how Jesus gives new hearts. We talked about how his day could have been different if he had listened to Jesus.
It was one of those pastoring moments where Jesus was speaking to my heart as I was pastoring my sons heart. I pray he understands and walks with Jesus throughout his lifetime. I pray the same for myself as well.