Sometimes, our kids give us perspective-changing moments that make us realize just how smart they really are…
Jeffrey gave me one tonight.
We were on our way home from church, and he started singing “We Fall Down.” He sang it like this, “We fall down, we lay our crafts at the feet of Jesus.” Well, as you all know, I am quite the perfectionist, and one of my pet peeves is wrong lyrics. Interesting how a precious 3-year-old can change that.
After trying to correct him… oh… maybe 20 times (and listening to him tell me over and over again that he was right), I finally just let him sing it his way. The funny thing is… I started thinking about the word “crafts”… Hmm… we lay our crafts at the feet of Jesus? What CRAFTS have I been trying to “show off” to Jesus lately? What have I done in my own strength and then tried to convince Him that it was His idea? Wow… God speaks to us in so many different ways, and I believe He was talking to me tonight through our persistent, persuasive little Jeffrey.
After giving this some more thought throughout the night, I think I like Jeffrey’s word better. I want to lay all of MY “crafts” at Jesus’ feet…. let them go… let go of my own strength… and let HIM decide what “crafts” HE wants to accomplish through me.
(If you are reading this on Facebook, click on the link below to go to my blog and watch Jeffrey sing “We Fall Down”… his way.)