It was 2 years ago that I was sitting with a Bible study in my room when my then 6-year-old son came in and asked what I was doing. I explained what I was doing and asked if he would like me to tell him a story about Jesus. He excitedly said yes, so I read him the passage that I had been studying. I was reading Matthew 8:23-27 - the recounting by Matthew of how Jesus calmed the storm.
The passage is just five short verses overall, but gave both my son and I the Biggest, Grandest gift that night. That night after reading the passage to him, my little sweet Aidan got down on his knees and asked the Lord to come into his heart and be his savior.
These five short verses made such an impact on my son, so much of an impact that he went to his knees and changed his life and mine forever.
These five short verses have always carried meaning for me in my life which, when younger, was filled with turmoil and emotional storms. Now, they will carry special meaning for my son as well.
Aidan - 6 years old
What big blessing have you been given that came in an unexpected package?