I have been up since 5 am. No whoop for people who have a job I know! But, I awakened to the sound of my 5 year old talking in his sleep. I’m not even aware as of when he came into our room last night. When I tucked him in, in his room, I read the story of Cain and Able to him. I was a little nervous reading that, but he did pick it. I guess the one thing that stood out to him, the most important part in all truth, was what he said when he woke me up. Out of his sweet his sweet little mouth he said, “Do you know that even if you do something bad, God still loves you?” I wonder who he was talking to in his dream. I wish you could have also heard the excitement in his voice as he said it.
Of a kid who is all about wrestling with his brother, playing Call of Duty and laughing about shooting people, He was not in the slightest concerned that Cain murdered his brother. Even the thought of it makes me shutter that I read that as a bed-time story! Bad mommy!
How could I go back to sleep after that?! I honestly had to get up and thank God that I had gotten something through to him that I didn’t comprehend till I was 30. It has been my deepest hearts desire to raise my kids to love the Lord and serve God because of John 3:16, instead of only throwing fear in their face of the alternative.
I’m still pondering his little, but very BIG words. I wonder why we can’t get that concept in our heart. I wonder why Abel gave to God with a cheerful heart and Cain didn’t. I wonder why even though God was more pleased with Abel’s gift, how he still loved them the same, yet Cain let his own thoughts of being less than Abel, destroy his life.
If we don’t control our thoughts, our thoughts will destroy our life.
Still, without getting too deep, it boils down to our belief. God loved Cain and God loved Abel. God loves you and God loves me. He doesn’t love us more today than He did yesterday and He doesn’t love one of us more than the other.
Read about the Kingdom of Heaven in Matthew. He gave the All the workers a silver coin. Even those who had only worked an hour!
He’s a generous God!