Friday, March 21, 2008

Preachin' to the Grandmas and Grandpas



The second Sunday of every month our church has a nursing home ministry time. In between services (morning and evening) people from our church go and minister to different nursing homes throughout the area. We love it! Phillip has been taking a group of teens (and others) to a home that specializes in Alzheimer's. Our children have taken to calling it visiting the Grandma's and Grandpa's. The patients love the children. Well, this month, Phillip decided to allow Gabriel (our second son) to preach. Gabriel loves to preach. He has preached at church during special meetings like Watchnight (New Year's Eve) as well as at home during family devotions. Gabriel preached out of the book of Ephesians - and his message was about biblical change. His three points were 1. Putting off the Old Man 2. Renewing your mind 3. Putting on the New Man. Praise the Lord! I gotta tell you that my heart leaps for joy when I see any of my children doing something that tells of God's glory! I want all of my children to walk in truth. I pray that each of them always is motivated to do so. No matter what their "vocation" is . . . just that they love their Lord and that they walk in His ways.
Now, the Grandma's and Grandpa's may not remember Gabe's message - but I will never forget it!

3 comments:

Jenny said...

Oh, that's so awesome! And that was so cute when you said that the Grandmas and Grandpas may not rememeber it...hee hee. How exciting to see your son preach! I look forward to the day when I get to see something glorious like that too!

I am truly blessed said...

What a time that must have been for you to watch your little man preaching. Sweet memories for sure

Daughter of the King said...

Charissa,
What a blessing.This is such a sweet post. What a blessing to have children that love God and want to serve HIM and a young age.
loved this post.
Deby