“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.” -EE Cummings
My 7-year-old grandson, Luca, has been unusually curious about Jesus since he was 3 or 4 years old. One of his favorite pastimes is watching the Bible Project videos on the computer. He loves to listen to Bible stories and he asks good questions about things that he reads. He visited a few months ago, when he was 6, and asked to be baptized. After grilling him and trusting that he wanted to do it for the right reasons and with the right understanding, he was baptized in a lake near our home. Now he tells everyone he can that he is a Christian. I’ve always felt in my heart that he is going to grow up to be a Warrior for Jesus. I don’t know why, but I just have a feeling.
Whenever my friend says she has a headache her 6-year-old granddaughter lays her hand on her and prays for healing. She tells her mom that Jesus speaks to her sometimes but not out loud.
A family from church have a 13-year-old who is battling cancer and is thanking God that she can share the hope of Jesus with other kids in the hospital where she is receiving treatment.
I believe Luca and the others have gotten an early start in their walk with Christ. Jesus said in Luke 18, “Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” I believe in the sovereignty of God. It would not surprise me if God, in His sovereignty, is raising up little ones who are filled with faith and wisdom and courage to be the next Joshua or Jeremiah or Paul to their generation. Lord knows we need them!
One of the enemy’s greatest weapons against God’s children is try to conform them to the world and tell them that they shouldn’t be weird. His strategy has been very successful in too many lives.
I say be weird for God young people!
Battle on little warriors and do not ever forget who you are! Though the world will try to make you forget, turn to the Lord and He will remind you. And parents, don’t get in the way!
My prayer for my grandson, and the others who God is calling early in their lives, is that they would be able to grow up into who they are without the world telling them who they should be.
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.