Friday, October 9, 2009

Something is sticking!

Today, Dino and Frog have been not getting along so well. They are best friends most of the time, but they are brothers and they have moments of not getting along. I try to teach them that God wants them to take care of their brothers. (For the life of me I cannot remember which scriptures I have used. I need to find them but I want to get this post done now. I will try to add them later.)

So today both boys have not been so nice to each other. One time Frog was reading a book and Dino started reading over his shoulder. Frog just turned the page when he was done and went on. Dino got mad and wanted him to turn the page back. They Dino looked to me to intervene. I told him that I wasn't going to make Frog let him read with him. I told Dino to go get his own book and read. He was very mad at me. I did tell Frog that he could be nice and let Dino read some with him, too, but he wasn't really in the mood.
Later in the afternoon, Dino was reading and Frog was looking over his shoulder. Hmmmmmm, can you guess what happened?

Teaching moment!!!!!!

I talked with them and asked each how it felt to be the one who wanted to look and the other wouldn't let them. And I asked them how they thought the other felt when they were the one reading and not sharing. I could tell I was making a point. (Trust me, it went a lot better then than it seems from the way I am telling it now.) I really almost cried when Frog said, in answer to my question of how should they have acted, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
It's sticking!! Something I am teaching them is getting through! I am making a difference in their lives.

Oftentimes, I feel like I haven't made a difference. I don't think I have ever led anyone to the Lord. I know there have been some people who have said I was an encouragement, but I feel like I haven't done enough. But to hear my sweet, sweet boys respond to a life lesson with scripture, ah, it does my heart good. I am making a difference! I am leading someone to the Lord! Praise God!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

That's so awesome, Mae!! Encouraging. Thanks for sharing.