Logan and I had an interesting exchange recently. There is a new Publix down the road from us ( we are extremely grateful for that!). Well, a homeless man has started taking up residence at the intersection. Both children were in the car and all we had was change. I hesitated for about half a second. Not because I didn’t want to give him the change but because sometimes homeless people don’t like to get change. We have had them not take it before or make a scene because it was not paper money. In the end, I decided that whatever happened would be a good lesson for the children and I really felt the Spirit prompting me to give it. I was so blessed afterwards.
Madison rolls down her window and he comes over. She hands him 2 handfuls of change and says Jesus loves you. He thanked us and stepped away so we could go since the light was green. As I drove away, Logan said “We just made a crown , Mom”. I apparently looked confused because then he clarified what he was talking about . (Btw, that is an awesome milestone by itself. He said something then referenced me, noticed that I was confused then tried to make me understand. WOW!)
Logan: ” Mr. Steve says that when we do good deeds here on earth that we build crowns in heaven. When you do bad things then you build up thorns.”
Me: “Absolutely. When we get to heaven, we will have to explain our actions before God. He will want to know why I kept His money instead of blessing someone else with it. Everything belongs to Him and we must use it for His Glory”
Logan: ” I bet He is happy right now. I like making Him happy”
We arrived home at this point although I was tempted to keep driving so we could talk some more. Madison listened intently to this whole conversation. She is working it out in her little brain right now. She has not quite grasped that the only way into heaven is through Jesus. Not good deeds, not living right, not being nice. Just JESUS. She’ll get it soon. For now, I was blessed through that one exchange to find out that Logan really gets it. It’s all about God. Six years ago, I never believed that he would get it. I was blessed more than that homeless man.