Sunday, December 09, 2007

Obedience Leads to Blessings

The neatest thing happened to us this morning after church. As we were heading out a man came up to us. I think I'd seen him before but I don't know him. He told how he and his wife have been watching us for awhile, as we bring our children into church. Pretty much every other family utilizes the nursery and children's church, but we believe in the family sitting together in worship. He also shared how it brings back memories of he and his family 30 years ago. In saying this he asked if they could give our children a gift and handed me a card. When I opened it in the car I was shocked to see money inside- $60! It was such a huge blessing! It was an opportunity to share with the children about obedience. When Mommy & Daddy obey God by sitting together as a family in church and when they obey by sitting quietly in the service God sees. And blesses. We were so floored and I sat astonished at such a gift, with tears silently streaming down my face. Thank you Lord Jesus for showing me that my labor is not in vain!

8 comments:

Aduladi' said...

WOW! What a testimony!

steffany said...

God is Good indeed.

Christine said...

Incredible....God bless you for your faithfulness.

Mom said...

That is so special and that is good that you did accept the gift as the givers are blessed as well.
Mom

Risa said...

That's great Jamie! What a blessing and a lesson!

We make our kids sit with us through worship most of the time too. The other day though the lady behind us kept giving them candy and gum...without even asking me! I wasn't very happy - I would have said no but what do you do? Just take it away from them? I guess they should have known better than to take it and "just say no!" LOL

Jodie said...

Aww thank that was so nice of that man!!

Amie said...

What an encouragement to you guys!

Our kids sit with us in church to. That's where they choose to be, actually.

Becca said...

My brother in law says he doesn't think he's heard a sermon in 13 years (that's how old their oldest is) but in our church there is no nursery or children's church so children sit with their parents and it is diffcult...with my squirmy worm 1 year old I don't hear much either but I wouldn't wnat them somewhere else....they need to be there with us. How blessed you have been of late!