For those who need a cast (no pun intended!) list, C3 and J8 are two of Alexandra's boys -- first initial and age.
Amazing, innit, what kids can grasp when parents actually expect them to grasp stuff, and believe that they grasp stuff. American Evanjellyfishdom has so swalllowed the unbiblical idea of "age of accountability" that they treat their children not only like heathens, but like spiritual morons. By the grace of God, their children don't always reflect those parental expectations, but it should be no surprise when they do.
I love stories like Alexandra's. I love seeing a young boy grasp and apply spiritual truths. But faith is evidence of things not seen, and we should expect that God is working in covenant children's lives even when our senses give us no proofs. So I also love stories like the one RCJR tells about his daughter Shannon, who is not much younger than J8, I think. When he brings her to the Lord's Table, although she may not partake of the elements, he whispers to her, "Shannon, Jesus is here," and believes not only that Jesus communes with her just as He does with her siblings and her parents and her fellow church members and all of God's covenant people around the world and the great cloud of witnesses, but also that Shannon understands.
Suffer the little children to come unto Him. Do not stumble them by your own faithlessness. Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 7/20/2004 10:09:00 AM
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