>This past Spring when my husband Gene had back surgery our son Aaron stayed with his friend John Harris Jr. and his family. He loves it over there. Calls John’s mother “his other mother” and refers to John as his “brother from another mother”. These are pictures from last Friday to their first high school Homecoming dance.
While staying over at their home he went to church with them and talked about what he learned for a week. It was so cool. Then he went to youth group with John a few times. He attended youth group at our church, but we’ve never heard him talk about what he learned or beg us to go back the following week the way he did with this group.
I asked Gene to pray about letting him go where he was feeling connected. This was tough because Gene is a youth leader in our church, but he listened to what God told him and decided two weeks ago to let Aaron attend John’s youth group.
This is the leader of the youth group. His name is Justin.
Every wall and even the woodwork is covered…
This one is my favorite…
Justin knows his past and how Satan had a hold of him at one point so he surrounds himself with words from Jesus and about Jesus.
Everywhere you see Scripture, even on the doors. It’s amazing. The outside of the house is even plastered with writing on the side that faces the busiest street in our city with the words painted in red:
JUST LIKE THE RIMS STILL SPIN AFTER THE CAR STOPS
WHERE WILL YOU SPEND ETERNITY WHEN YOUR HEART STOPS?
What is written on the walls of your heart?
If it’s not about Jesus or from the Word of God we need to get the markers out and allow Jesus to do some re-writing.
God is good ladies. He is so good.
I am so thankful for the influence Justin is having in my son’s life.
When I thanked him for that last night he humbly responded:
“It’s not me, it’s all God.”
Not a surprising answer from someone who has that God must be more and I must be less written on his living room wall.
God is really working here.