Monday, August 09, 2010

He's Got His Back

Boy has been out of the state for the past week with a highly recognized mission group. At twenty, he pretty much comes and goes as he pleases. Although I do admit that I nagged asked him to please tell us when he leaves the state so that we know where to look for his body if he doesn't return.

It's all part of being a mom you know.

The nagging, that is.

He's in love with Jesus. We already knew that. It's not anything new.

But now he has an opportunity to leave the country for three months. Leave. The. Country.

I cannot drive to where he may be going. Heck, I cannot even fly because I don't have a passport.

Note to self: apply for passport

Boy told us at an early age that he was going to be a pastor. He announced this at around the age of five. He never wavered. Boy never wanted to be a fireman or a doctor or a lawyer. He wanted to work for Jesus.

And despite his parents (boy, are those two a piece of work!) he has kept his focus on his music and ministry.

He's just cool that way.

Last night our little family met for dinner to hear his plans and pray. It was amazing to hear the devotion in his voice and see the drive within him. Boy is ready. Boy is willing. Boy is going to leave his mommy and his daddy and strike out into the big, bad world on his own.

Well, he's been on his own since he was seventeen and his mother did stop telling him what to do around that same time. Okay, she stopped nagging him for the most part. She only nagged sometimes.

I marvel at the JESUS driven man he has become. It's cool to realize that his life could impact others for JESUS. It's incredible that JESUS has called Boy into a life of service.

Despite his mother.

And even though my faith seems so little and I worry and fret and wonder, I know that JESUS has got Boy's back.

The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade on your right hand. The sun will not smite you by day, Nor the moon by night.  The LORD will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul.  The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in form this time forth and forever. Psalm 121:5-8

And don't you just feel sorry for Girl?

Because she isn't going anywhere!



T. Paine said...

Outstanding! It restores my faith in that generation to see that there are indeed those young folks that understand what is important and aren't simply concerned just about themselves.

Island Rider said...

So, where's he going?