Our morning devotional times are extremely important for our family's strength.
Calling all the kids and parents together in one room for some time with God is not an easy task, however! In fact, I would say it is one of the more difficult things we've done over the years.
While we are all supposedly there to focus on Jesus, sometimes He seems far from the focus.
Brother and sister squabbling, a missing Bible, slouching, and generally rude behavior can disrupt even the most pious assemblies. But we figure working those things out in the privacy of our home beats doing this in public at church.
Even after more than 15 years of family devotions, Josiah’s maneuver at a recent morning devotional time surely took the prize as the most bizarre.
Dad, in an effort to promote team unity, usually closes our meetings with the Lord's prayer. We all come together in the team formation with hands in the middle to symbolize our unity.
For the most part it works well. However sometimes we have one or more of our children in an extreme case of germ-phobia. And the thought of hands intermingling in the middle of the circle can get a little problematic.
At the ripe old age of five, Josiah had been observing this phenomenon for quite a while. Since he's the youngest kid, he's always looking for a way to gain just a little bit of control over his brothers and sisters.
So when dad attempted to close the meeting that day, everyone ran to position and put their hands out. Everyone that is, except Josiah.
With a little gleam in his eyes he held off to the side of the group.
Then with great pomp and circumstance he put his hands up above his head walked toward us and announced loudly to the group:
"Everybody watch out! Poison ivy coming down!"
Can you even imagine how quickly the hands withdrew from the circle? Which of course delighted the five-year-old terrorist!
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