Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tonight's Conversation


This evening we had dinner with Nat's family. Jack was quiet throughout the evening, a bit unusual for him. Before we left for home, Jack said he read about black holes today in science class. He told me in a quivering voice, "Mom, I am so afraid that we might get sucked into one."

I calmly told him that would never happen, and Jack asked, "But mom, how do you know for sure?
Now, I must admit that my first response was to sigh and say, "Because I said so." Thankfully, I took a moment and recognized the genuine concern of my eight-year-old son. I assured him that once we got home, I would show him how I knew for sure.

A half hour later, I sat on my bed with my son, and we read together several verses from Revelation 19, 20, and 21. I sat in awe as I watched God's Word penetrate the heart of my child. As Jack read those precious promises of how the one caled Faithful and True comes in victory and how God will one day wipe away all tears, I saw fears turn into faith. My little one turned to me and said, "God has the final victory, doesn't He?"

With a grateful heart, I prayed with my son and praised the One Who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
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