I hope you enjoy this most precious video of my speech-and-language-impaired son. I printed out what he is saying (with a little interpretation). I don’t want you to miss a bit of it.
Here is the whole story. M loves Pokemon. He likes to look them up and find videos and information about them. He loves the fact that there are lots of characters. He’s been telling me about them for a long time now, what kind they are, what they do when they get mad, what powers they have and how they can help. While I’m not especially happy about some of them, he is so innocent that their influence hasn’t been detrimental (believe me, I keep close tabs). However, there is a type that I don’t like very much, so I told him one day as he was playing with his two new ones that he should tell them about Jesus. Then they could be Jesus followers. He said, “Yeah. Let’s do it.”
Thus the video.
M: Jesus Christ is the Lord, because He died a long time ago. And I wasn’t born.
Me: so what did Jesus do when He died?
M: People (God) healed Him.
Mom: Yep, He came back again didn’t He?
Me: That’s what makes Him our God and totally different.
M: And, God made the foods to eat. They can help us to stay healthy.
And Noah did an ark, on the boat. *
Me: tell me more about God. Tell them more about Jesus so they know.
M: Hmm, anything? Hmmm, like if the bully kids are hurting you, you can tell God to help.
Me: does He love us?
M: Yes, He loves us with all His heart! And did you know that God knows your names?
Me: He knows all about us doesn’t He?
M: Yep. And you will never be alone. God will take care of you wherever you go. You got to pray to Him.
And if you have nightmares, say, “Be gone in Jesus’ name.” **
This is how God made you that way.
—After the video was finished, he said to the two toys, “So what do you think?”
He told me, “They’re all in!!” so we changed their names to Angel and Helper, because they left their old behaviors behind. And now they are always helping to rescue.
*M is totally enamored with Noah’s ark. We talk about heaven a lot, and he is determined that Noah is going to give him a ride on his “boat”!
**Also, M used to have nightmares a lot (caused by, I’m sure, his horrible beginning). Once he began talking (not until around age 4) and I could understand what he was seeing when he would wake up, I taught him about our authority in Jesus’ name. And He TOOK that authority and told the “dirty faced man in the corner” to leave! We prayed this every night at bedtime for a while. “No more nightmares.” So this resonates deeply with him.
I hope you were as blessed by this man-child’s heart as I often am. God told us when he was tiny that he would touch people’s lives, and I pray that for him all the time.
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