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All the Difference

Silas has had four good days at school this week.  In a row.
When I told him today how proud I was of him as we pulled away from the school, his response surprised me.  "Jesus took all the badness away and put in His goodness." 
His words were confirmed by Captain Fun when we got home.  Silas wanted to pray a few nights ago, he said,  to trust Christ as his savior.  Perhaps he heard something that stirred him at church, or maybe at home during family devotions.  Whatever the reason, it was on his mind and he spoke up and said he was ready.  So his dad led Silas in what I grew up knowing as the sinner's prayer.
When I was a younger mom I might have thought, "Whoa, now, wait a minute, he cannot possibly understand at barely five years old!" 
But now I tend to step out of the way and let Jesus do His work.  His own words, after all, read, "Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto Me, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven."  (Matthew 19:14 KJV)
Jesus did His part.  Silas did his part.  Now I have to do my part.  It is where the little word faith comes in.
But do we really need forgiveness, repentance, change, redemption?  I believe we do, as once again I refer to the words of Jesus in the tenth chapter of the book of Mark:  "There is none good but one, that is, God."
And because I believe the words of Jesus, I teach them to my children.  And when they respond, I let them.  
If you have read my blog for very long, you know I have a lot of stories of Silas' mischief.  And chances are pretty good I will still have a story about him once in a while.  But this week I have seen a changed little boy.  That's what Jesus does--as someone so eloquently put it--He changes our 'want to'. 
And that makes all the difference.

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