This week we started up morning devotions with the kids again. Just like in my personal life, sometimes I’m better about it than others. (Lately we’ve been using Jesus Today by Sarah Young)
The kids aren’t strangers to religion or discussions about faith. They attend Catholic school and when they’re with us, we attend a growing multi-ethnic evangelical church. So I was surprised when during one of the devotions for this week, a reference to being God’s children prompted Yoseph to interrupt Tim.
“Wait,” he said, gesturing at me and Tim. “You’re God’s child, too?”
“Yup!” I answered. “Just like I’m Mimi’s child, and Dad is Gammy’s child.”
“Oh!” he said to me. “Just like I’m your child! And Mommy’s and Daddy’s, too.”
I nodded, swallowing the lump in my throat. “Yes, buddy. Just like that.”
Oh, Yoseph. I’m so glad you know that you belong to me and I to you.