Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Day 147- An Eternal Perspective at Five

Caden, my five year old, and I spent the day running errands. We stopped by a local store to pick up a few items. Once I was in the store, I had trouble finding what I needed so I asked a clerk for directions. I then made my way to the register for the purchase. On our way out the door, Caden looked at me and asked, "Dad, why didn't you witness to any of those people?" I gave him a few excuses such as we are in a hurry and I didn't think that it was a good idea witnessing to young girls even if I'm at the register. Of course he didn't understand the latter excuse. We then went to get haircuts. Caden has been praying for our barber for a considerable amount of time. He specifically asked the Lord to help our barber to stop smoking. During our last visit, he told Caden that he was going to quit, and after our visit today, we now know that he has been cigarette free for six weeks! Leaving the barbershop, Caden noticed two older ladies outside a shop taking a smoke break. "Dad! Go witness to them," he exclaimed. So we did. I started the conversation by stating, "Hi ladies, this is my son Caden. He really wanted you to have these tracts. Do you have a church background?" It made me feel pretty good knowing that Caden was looking for opportunities. I also got a good laugh as the entire family was heading home from church tonight. Alyssa, my three year old, noticed several people outside as we passed by a park. She stared at them for a moment and then yelled, "Dad, let's go witness to them!"

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