Children of Faith, Part 4

You want to know what started the shift from my atheism to belief? It was the birth of our first child…

It was the middle of the night and everyone else was either gone or asleep, and I sat there in the dark hospital room rocking my brand new baby girl. “There had to be more,” I said to myself.

It wasn’t just an outpouring of emotion. It wasn’t just the circumstances. The Lord used that precious baby and that quiet room to finally make me realize that this life couldn’t just be an accident.

It took a bit more time before I came around to fully accepting salvation and giving my heart to Christ, but it was the gift of a child that really began the process of softening me towards the truth.

So, why does Proverbs 22:6 stand out for me particularly?

Even though I was an atheist for many years, I still remembered what I had heard in church. I still remembered what I had read in the Scriptures. I still remembered the truth even if I didn’t acknowledge it. I may have turned away from the faith, avoiding it for years, but I couldn’t run from what I had been taught.

My other grandma, God bless her, she’s the strongest prayer warrior I’ve ever known. We would stay at her house on occasion as I was growing up. Out of all my memories of those stays, two always stand out. First is the food. She always had such good food cooking when we were there! More importantly though is the other memory I have of those days. I vividly remember her on her knees at the foot of her bed each time as bedtime rolled upon us. It wasn’t something she did just for us either. This was a nightly, habitual practice for my grandma, and if her health and physical condition were better, I’m certain she would still be on her knees nightly now.

Grandma Margie
My Grandma Margie, who went to be with the Lord on January 3rd of this year

I never forgot that. I never forgot how she humbled herself before her God each night in prayer. I want my children to have memories like that too.

The message continues next time…


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