We were on our way back to the bedroom for a love and learning session, my son Kyler and I. He knew what was going to happen and desperately quoted these verses all the way there.
“The Lord is my Shepherd. I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside the still waters. He redoreth my soul. He…leads…for His name sake…The Lord is my Shepherd. I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside the still waters…”
“Mommy, I said my verses! Now I don’t have to get a banking?”
He knew which buttons to push and which strings to pull. It touched my heart…but no, it doesn’t work that way. My son, you should have remembered your other verse before you opened the gate and let the dog out. The one that goes like this, “Children obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.”
When his Granny heard the story, she burst out laughing and exclaimed, “That sounds just like his daddy!”