When I was about 8 or 9 months old my Mom was asked to give the childrens sermon at our church (BUMC, Richmond, Virginia). She agreed and began to pray about the content or bibical lesson GOD would have her share.
As she prayed GOD revealed His childrens sermon to her. He told her to use me to explain to the children about HIS special plan for each of their lives. She prayed again and again, but GOD was clear. My Mom obeys when GOD tells her to do something even if it makes her nervous and this call definately made her nervous.
During the childrens sermon my Mom explained about GOD's call and His plan. She told the children of my training and how it would prepare me to fulfill my call. She shared with them how GOD has a special plan for each of them and told them, "God always prepares the way for you when He calls you to do something."
The children loved me and I enjoyed being with them. They were so cute and they listened to my Mom very attentively. Each child left the childrens sermon with a sparkle in their eye and a smile on their face.
As my Mom feared there were some folks who were not happy about my visit. Most thought I was wonderful, but there were complaints. It was a difficult time for my Mom and Dad, because they knew they were following God's call for my life and their own.
Through the months and years since this childrens sermon GOD has faithfully renewed and reassured my parents of HIS call on my life, as well as theirs. I am excited to continue my journey with GOD and my parents.
Woofs and Wags,