Proud Dad Moment from Last Night

The Apostle Paul talks about what happens to us when we decide to follow Christ, “If you are in Christ, you are a new creation; the old is gone, the new is here.” (II Corinthians 5:17).

This summer both are kids made this decision.  Late in July, Leanne and I had the privilege of baptizing our kids and welcoming them into the family of God.  There is no greater joy than witnessing your kids make this decision.

As they have continued their journey towards becoming fully devoted followers of Christ, they have both been using age appropriate devotional guides to help them learn more about what God’s word says for their lives.  Along with this nightly routine, they have both been more engaged when it comes to church and church related groups/activities.

On Sunday, our son came home excited to memorize the books of the Old Testament.  He remembered many of them thanks to a song that Leanne had taught him when he was much younger.  By last night, he had them all memorized.  As he and I were going through his devotional for last night, he was asked to checkout a verse from the book of Proverbs.  He thought for a moment and realized that Proverbs comes right after Psalms.  Within a few seconds, he was at the right chapter and verse in Proverbs.

For me, this was a great moment to be a dad.  It is so incredible to see your children excited about God’s word and excited about growing in Christ.