Thursday, August 13, 2009

Tiny Truth's Thursday...The Sea Monster

My oldest, Charlie, is a scaredy cat. He is nervous when he goes to bed at night....thinks there are monsters under the bed...in the closet...in Shelby's room(which is partly true)...in his tub. The list could seriously go on...forever. No matter how many times Ric and I talk to him about monsters...pray for him...teach him scripture about God protecting him...he is still afraid.
He even tries to convince me that there are monsters...and that they are "really real"!

Last night in the car coming home from church, he tells me "Mom, there really is a sea monster...people have seen it". I knew he was speaking of the notorious Loch Ness....and I told him that people had said they had seen it in Scotland...that I didn't know if it was real or not....but it was definitely not a monster(even though that is it's name)! At best it was a really big sea creature. He asked me where this said monster lived....was it an ocean? I am not the greatest in remembering facts about certain events..but I answered..."no, I think it's a lake". He sat there really quiet and said "Aw man, I told my friends it was an ocean...that the loch ness monster lived in the ocean." Now, I know my son....he wasn't upset because he was going to look stupid in front of his friends for giving them misinformation about a silly monster. He was upset because in his eyes....he had lied!


Col 3:9 Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds

Pro 14:5 A faithful witness does not lie, But a false witness will utter lies.

He is a special little boy...that has a sensitive heart. He is sick when he realizes that he has sinned. Sin bothers him(except the sin of fighting with his sisters)!! He knows what is right and what is wrong.

Jam 4:17 Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do [it], to him it is sin.

Even as silly as it seems.....the lie he told his friend(which he figured was the truth....why would a sea monster live in a lake)...broke his little heart. He was so quiet the rest of the way home....until we got out of the car and I started throwing rocks at the neighbors dog...Charlie hates when I throw rocks at the neighbors dog. Jesse was throwing them with me...it was quite funny. Back to the story though...he was bothered by his lie...bothered that he had sinned. Just as upset as he was over it...so should I be upset over sin. I pray that sin NEVER becomes comfortable to me...that I do the right thing...and when I do sin...that I am bothered, just as Charlie was...to the point of just not even being able to talk.

I pray that I would be a faithful witness...one that is honest and doesn't lie. That I would daily put off that old girl...the girl that I was before Jesus sought me out!


Tiny Truth's for this Thursday:

~There are for "real" looking pictures of Nessie on the Internet


~That Charlie, no matter how old he gets...still thinks there are monsters...and wants to prove it


~That telling a lie is a sin...no matter how "small" it seems


~Sin should bother us


~Charlie hates when I throw rocks at the neighbors ugly dog...(hope my neighbor doesn't read this)

~I want to be a Faithful witness...just like Charlie was in my car last night


~That this little boy wants to honor God with his life

4 comments:

Chad said...

Awesome!

Lisa Doe said...

This was a great one!

gillian said...

I'm a first time visitor to your blog, hopped over from Baby Be Blessed. Your have a beautiful family and I love your Tiny Truth Thursdays! What kind of camera do you use...your pictures are really great.

Rejoicing in Him,
~gillian

HeatherOz said...

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