“We talked about the army today in church!” Micah said after getting home from school Friday. “You mean in chapel?” I asked. “Ya, in chapel and we talked about swords too! I really want a sword!” he quipped.
Micah’s school has a chapel service each Friday that all the grades attend. I have been curious as to what they learn and it was awesome to get a glimpse of not only his obvious enthusiasm for Friday’s lesson, but for all he remembered as well! I got a chance to review with Micah putting on the full armor of God as outlined in Ephesians 6:10-18…about being a soldier in the Lord’s army. An army that stands firmly not against bullets and bombs but against the spiritual rulers and principalities of this world. When I found a sheet of paper in his backpack with a soldier on it and the verses from Ephesians, Micah’s eyes got excited! So excited!
And something about Friday seems to have left an impact on Micah. I’ve noticed a difference in him this weekend. Like the wheels are turning and he is desiring to obey more. As if the whole picture of warring against flesh and blood has left an impact on his little mind and heart.
I know it could simply be that we are having a few really good days. Being a mom for a few years now, I see how children are constantly changing and going through phases. It can sometimes feel that from day to day, hour to hour, you never know who or what you are going to get.
But regardless, I am thankful he is getting taught about God and Christian living at home and at school! What a privilege! I am thankful he can have this picture in his little boy’s mind now of being a soldier. There is nothing more innately male then being a soldier. Throughout history, this has been so. It is such a healthy picture for Micah to hold on to!
Desire that sword son! With all your heart, desire to own and wear all the armor of God! Soon, very soon, would you know for yourself what it is to be a born again soldier in the Lord’s army!
I may never march in the infantry
Ride in the cavalry
Shoot the artillery
I may never fly o’er the enemy
But I’m in the Lord’s army!