This post is a little “late,” but I still wanted to share. On Mother’s Day, Nathan got confirmed in our wonderful church.
I was very sad I was too sick to attend, but they videotaped it and told me all about it. (And our friend even brought me some cake. 🙂 )
The more special events of the kids’ that I miss, the more I realize that yes, the events are special and I’m sad, but it is the meaning of the events that no one can take away from me.
Our son has received excellent teaching in the Word of God and memorized important catechism, and now he is excited about being a communicant member of our church. “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” (3 John 1:4)
(Plus my sadness made me remember more deeply others who were sad on Mother’s Day—those who have had miscarriages, those who cannot have children, those who have recently lost mothers, etc.)
Here is Nathan’s confirmation Scripture:
John 16:33—“I have said this to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
Unbeknownst to the one who chose Nathan’s Scripture, this had been our family memory verse for the weeks previous to confirmation!! (So cool!!)
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