Lets become like kids
Tuesday, Erica got a call from one of Kennady’s teachers saying she needed some financial help with bills. Erica said, “sure” and then proceeded to think of a way to come up with the money. She thought, “it would be great if we had it just laying around.” About that time, Jude walked into the room with some change in his hand and said, “mom, lets give this money to Kennady’s teacher so that she can buy food.”
Erica had not told Jude anything before this.
Erica could not believe what she was hearing. They went into Jude’s room and looked at his coin jar and she said, “Do you want to give this to Kennady’s teacher?” Jude replied, “Yeah, sure.” There was a lot of money in that jar. She proceeded to tell him about how God was going to bless him.
Of course, Jude doesn’t know the value of money, but that is the point. God told him to do something and he said, “yeah, sure.”
Posted on October 9, 2007, in Daily Word. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.
As I read today’s blog, I thought how neat, then it dawned on me that part of what they were talking about was a jar of coins that I had given Jude a few days ago that I had collected for a long time. It was my hope that Jude could use this to build a bank account. I was stopped dead in my tracks for a few minutes thinking: now wait a minute, that was from me to Jude, they shouldn’t just give it away so easily. Then a little voice spoke in my mind saying: “oh really, you did not need the money so you gave it to Jude because you loved him. He was in the right place at the right time with the resources available, to respond to someone else’s need. The lesson he is learning is much more valuable then the coins which you can replace so easily.” So I say now: Thanks Jude for teaching Grandad a lesson and making me a proud Grandad.
Pastor, when I read the blog this morning I started to cry. Jude has such a sweet tender heart that is obviously open to God’s voice. Even though he may not understand the value of how much money was in the jar it was still his money to give. At the age of 3 many children have started realizing the concept of MINE and don’t want to share their possessions. The lessons and values that you and Erica have taught him by the way you lives your lives and the bible verses you have on the walls at home that teach, obedience, kindness, humility, compassion… are a big part of why he is willing to share.
I am proud of him and his parents!
That is so awesome! We too have that kinda kid as Katie did the same thing this week with her sister. Chels needed money to go shopping for something going on at school and Katie gave her money from her own stash…and she does know the value of money, hahaha, and yet she gave without even batting an eyelash! I praise God for lessons that we can learn from our kids! Once again WAY TO GO JUDE, YOU ROCK!
I am speechless at the fact that he came up with the thought on his own—-no, not on his own, but with God’s help. If we will become like a child and listen to God’s voice, what mighty things can we do.
I just hope that the teacher hears the entire story of how the money is given.
Way to Go, God, Jude, & momma & poppa!!!!!
Well Jude, Miss Nell has a jar with some money in it and Iam going to follow your example I am bringing it to church for Kennandys teacher.
Love you little preacher boy !!
Come on everyone lets bring our change for Kennendy
we would never of dreamed of giving Jude’s money away. but we didn’t want to stand in front of his blessing. I need him to get blessed so he can take care of me when I get older.
Wow! I am speechless! As a mom and dad you both should be proud! I am proud of him and I am just a member. I really marvel how God uses children. I love the Steele Family. May God bless you all.
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