Jan 24

The Choice of Life

In yesterday’s post I wrote that Christians should make our arguments emotionally convincing and appealing.  Amanda told me about some friends from FHU and their story.  I contacted her and asked if I could share her story on this site and she was happy to allow such.  Here it is!

Mabry Cate - This beautiful face was almost a statistic.

Mabry Cate – This beautiful face was almost a statistic.

Tommy and Miranda Schroader are the proud adoptive parents of Mabry Cate a precious newborn little girl who is slightly more than a month old.  Her story was recently told at the Stand for LIfe Rally in Bartlett, TN.  In fact, their picture was featured in the Commercial Appeal.

Here is what Miranda wrote about the event and Mabry Cate’s story on Facebook on Jan. 20, 2013.

Our family just left the Shelby County Right to Life Celebration where our beautiful daughter was introduced to the crowd as “a little miracle”. You see, At 14 weeks, her birth mother had chosen abortion. But thanks to our God above for interceding and putting his “Angels Among Us” literally in her path on the sidewalk to Planned Parenthood for her already scheduled abortion. Our deepest heartfelt gratitude for the team of Mobile ICU Memphis for their never ending prayer and support that helped this young mother make the decision to choose LIFE and in return, making our wildest dreams come true. We are and will be forever thankful.  (printed here with permission – JK).

Another family member named Blanda Robberts wrote this on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.

 

God was definitely in on this one! Thank you Lord for being at the abortion center on that day, and thank you for the ONE protester outside who literally had a hand in LIFE. At about 16wks the birth mother was sitting in the abortion clinic, started to fill out the paperwork but stopped.. She said something told her not to do it.. She lays the paperwork down, walks out the door and there is ONE protester outside that gave her a pamphlet w/ a nurses name and phone to call.. If all this hadn’t of happened my cousin and our family would not have this sweet baby girl in our lives! Mabry Cate is one month old now, I cant imagine our family without her in it! We are so blessed!   (printed here with permission – JK)

This story is simply incredible as it shows the truth once again that an abortion takes a human life.  Another point I want to make with this post is about birth mothers.  They are the unsung heroes who choose to bless another family and their unborn child, rather than making a selfish decision of abortion.  It is no doubt an incredibly difficult decision to decide to give up a child for adoption, but it is a decision that is so much better than the emotional scars left by an abortion.   This is the third adoption of some our friends in the last year and it is such a wonderful blessing for each family.

Praise God for this life that was saved and for these godly Christian parents that received such a blessing.

Josh

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Jan 23

Framing the Argument

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by ba1969 from www.sxu.hu (added “ARGUMENT”)

There is a saying in politics which goes like this:

“He who frames the issue, wins the debate.”  (source)

In our culture today, I might say it like this:

“He who frames the emotionally convincing argument, wins the debate.”

Correspondingly, It is often true that the one who frames the argument first, loudest, and most forcefully will win the cultural debate at stake.

Satan is a master at framing cultural debates today in an emotionally convincing way so that the the world swallows his lies (John 8:44, Rev. 12:15-17).

For example notice how these issues are framed with an emotionally convincing message.

Abortion is framed as a woman’s choice.  It is her body and her right to choose.

Homosexuality is framed as an alternative lifestyle between loving individuals.

Gay marriage is framed as a civil rights and civil liberties issue similar to the rights of women and minorities.

Fornication is framed as an act of love, passion, and pleasure.

Christians are framed as intolerant, archaic, insensitive, and legalistic.

Do you see what satan and the world do.  They frame an argument in an emotionally convincing and persuasive way that is appealing.

What should Christians do?

1.  We must frame our arguments clearly, convincingly, and emotionally.  

We must not get lost in all the details, but frame the argument clearly on these issues. For example, abortion is not about a woman’s right to choose, it is about the taking of a human being’s life.

Sadly, it seems to me that the age of people desiring truth as they did in past decades has gone by.  People want to know the relevance and meaning behind a truth.  Christians should not just present truth and condemn the above sins in a matter-of-fact matter.  We must offer an emotionally convincing argument as well.  We have one!  The story of the cross is the greatest emotionally charged story in the world.  It is the drawing power of Christianity (John 12:32).  The story of God’s holiness and His hurt and pain experienced because of sin is powerful; and this story is shared throughout the whole Bible.  When we teach and preach about the above issues we need to make our arguments emotional and passionate.  The truth should be taught with love (Eph. 4:15).

2.  We must unveil the falsehood of Satan’s arguments.

Satan is not going to win (Rev. 19-20).  But it seems that his lies are winning the hearts of Americans and many Christians.  These emotionally charged arguments based on love, kindness, and deeply American values appeal to the masses, especially our young people.  Just look at how the opinion on gay marriage has changed so drastically in the last 10 years.   Parents, preachers, youth ministers, and Christians must offer rebuttals to these common arguments heard incessantly in our culture by presenting the truth of God’s Word and calling people to holiness.  I am often shocked at how these arguments are believed and not seen for what they are;  the lies of Satan.  This is the continuing battle between truth and error (1 John 4:1-6, John 8:31-33).  We must constantly teach the truth on moral issues, so that it is a bedrock foundation against the world’s convincing lies that constantly assail our brethren.

The arguments are being framed to promote sin.  Our culture is buying what Satan is selling.  Let’s present the truth about sin and its disastrous consequences (Rom. 3:23, 6:23).  It might sound like a good argument in our 2013 America, but it will destroy the souls of men (Mat. 16:24-28, 2 Thess. 1:7-10).

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Jan 21

Church Leadership: Knowing When to Say “When”

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by liquid008 @ www.sxc.hu

“the wise heart will know the proper time and the just way.  For there is a time and a way for everything, although man’s trouble lies heavy on him.  For he does not know what is to be, for who can tell him how it will be?” (Ecc. 8:5-7, ESV).

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Since being in church ministry, I have witnessed that one of the difficulties is knowing when to make a change in your church leadership position.

  • When should the preacher move to a new work or remain steadfast in the face of tension and conflict?
  • When should the elder resign who is facing health concerns and growing older?
  • When should a deacon resign when his work has changed and he is not able to conscientiously give the desired time to the Lord’s work?

Some Personal Stories:

  • I remember watching my granddad, who was an elder in the church for many years, grow feeble with bone cancer.  I remember him realizing it was time and it was necessary for him to step aside as an elder.  He knew it was time to say “when.”
  • I admire older preachers who know when to say “when.”  I work with a respected brother here at Seven Oaks who preached for the church for over 15 years.  He was wise and knew it was time to step aside and let another preacher be hired.  He would go on to preach at a smaller church for years, but it was time to move away from full-time work.  The same brother, some 8 years later, was installed as one of our elders.  He served well, but also recognized when it was time to say “when.”
  • I have been blessed to be encouraged and strengthened by John Dale, who preached at a since my time in Mayfield.  It has been so impressive to see John’s Christlike spirit and to see how the good Glendale Church in Murray transitioned over the last several years.  It seems they have made some good choices, because people knew when to say “when.”
  • In the last couple of weeks, my own father, Bob Ketchum, who has served as an elder at my home church in Samford resigned.  It was a difficult decision.  I am proud of him and my mom.  They have offered a great service as leaders of the church.  It is hard to know when to say “when.”  But it is necessary.
  • I think of some missionaries, like friends who have served in Asuncion, Paraguay, that dedicated so much energy and made so many sacrifices to go to the mission field.  Once there, with the work going well, it is hard to know when it is best for you, the work, and the Lord’s Kingdom to come home.  It is hard to know when to say “when.”

Some Thoughts: 

  • I have been thinking more about this with dad’s decision for personal and health reasons.  Here are some of my thoughts.  Maybe they can help someone who is struggling to know if it is time to say “when.”  I like the scripture quoted above because this decision does lie heavily upon us because we don’t know the future and often struggle to know what is best.
  • Remember, the church or kingdom of God is bigger than any one person. Church leaders need to remember that we are servants with an important job, but the existence and future of the church is not dependent upon any one person.  We are just servants.
  • Pray.  Pray again.  Pray for wisdom.  Pray for discernment.  Don’t make a quick decision. Pray and read the Bible.  Ask others to pray.  Did I mention we should pray!
  • Rely on the insights of others.  Preachers should talk to other preachers, close church members, their elders, and their wives.  Elders should discuss it with their families and other elders.
  • Remember, you can be very effective in the Lord’s work, maybe even more so, in a different position.  We are Christians first.  Most of the work we do as church leaders we should continue to do as Christians.  As my granddad and dad said, “the eldership is not a lifetime appointment.”  This goes for holding a preaching position at a local church or the work of a deacon as well. Sometimes, we need to step-a-side for younger or different men to fill our shoes.
  • This is a tough one. But we need to seek to move pride out of the way.  The above personal stories I told all illustrated humble men who put the church above their own pride and ego.
  • Finally, church leadership is not a position to be grasped and clung too, but a ministry to be called to by the local church and God.  I don’t think we should box ourselves into a corner when considering these issues as if our service to the Lord ends with a resignation from church leadership.  I wish we had more ways for leaders to step aside for a time when they needed to, and then to be able to resume that work later.  Often in God’s providential ways, saying “no” to one area of ministry, only opens up new opportunities for service.  But we must open our eyes.  Rather than it being an end to a ministry, it is rather more helpful to see it as a transition to a different ministry.

I am sure there are many other good suggestions that could be added.  What are your thoughts?  May God help each of us to know when to say “when.”

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Jan 18

Introducing iTunes Podcast and More

Some exciting news and updates to share with you.

  1. Domain name change — You might have noticed that we changed the domain names of our sites.  We are now just — joshketchum.com and amandaketchum.com.  We dropped the KetchumKlan portion to make it simpler and also to remove any offense with the use of the term “Klan.”.  We still have the domain name site for the family which is www.theketchumklan.com.  There are no plans to change it anytime soon, though we are not using it very much at this time.  I still hope to do some family tips on that site’s blog in the future.
  2. I installed a new header on my site.  I actually have two variations of it that I will be using.  I think it improved the look of the site.  I got it done quickly for $5 from www.fiverr.com.  A neat site where you can get all kinds of things done for $5.

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  1. I am also very excited to announce that the Audio Resources page which contains sermons is now on iTunes.  It can be subscribed to through iTunes or through the Podcasts App available from Apple.    You can subscribe to the Life in the Kingdom podcast and then see all of the lessons available.  You can listen via streaming the lessons or download them and listen later.  You can easily choose which lessons you want to listen to by viewing their title and description.  I also will feature other speakers we have from time-to-time at Seven Oaks Church of Christ.  The podcast, at least for now, will also serve as the Sermon Podcast for the Seven Oaks Church of Christ.

                  Here is how you subscribe:

From your the Podcasts App on an iPhone or iPad:

  1. Click on the “Store”
  2. Search – “Life in the Kingdom”
  3. Find my podcast and click “Subscribe”.

From your iTunes program on your computer if you want to listen to them on your computer or want them in your iTunes library.

  1. Open ITunes and go to the “Store”  Or try this link to subscribe
  2. Search – “Life in the Kingdom”  – Go to the Podcasts sections (not albums, etc,)
  3. Subscribe to my podcast.

If you are not an Apple product user, you can subscribe to the podcast through your favorite podcast listening program through this feed.

If subscribing or podcasts are not for you let me remind you that you can always listen to sermons by visiting the Audio Resources page.

Also if you are blessed by the sermons, please take a minute and rate or review the Life in the Kingdom podcast in the iTunes store as this helps it to be shown to others in the store.

If you have questions or problems please let me know.  I have had some issues with the podcast episodes showing up on my iPhone and also if downloading.  I am trying to get this figured out.  Thanks for supporting the site by reading the posts and listening to the sermons.

Josh

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Jan 16

The Parenting of Abraham

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    The story of Abraham sacrificing Isaac is an amazing story. Each time I read it I marvel at the faith and obedience of Abraham. But last night, Amanda helped me to consider Isaac like never before.

          Isaac was not a small child, but was likely a young man, possibly in his 20s   [See this Apologetics Press Article]. He carried the wood and he travelled with his father for three days. Abraham was an aged man well over 100 years of age by this point. Isaac was young and strong. As you read the text of Genesis 22 you get the real sense that Isaac willingly submitted to Abraham and God. He allows Abraham to bind him and lay him upon the altar. Then, when the knife was about to pierce his flesh, an angel called forth stopping his father

Every loving parent has tried to put themselves into the shoes of Abraham and gasped at this command of sacrificing his son.

Notice a few observations from this story we had for parents and teens today

  1. Abraham was more concerned about obeying God than he was his child rebelling. Today, parents fear requiring their kids to be in Bible class, church, or to not participate in certain activities. The line typically goes like this, “if we require obedience then they will rebel.” Abraham required the obedience of Isaac in a drastic way and he demonstrated to his son that his first priority was to obey God.
  2. Isaac acts as an obedient child and submits to his father. We must remember that children are commanded to “obey their parents.” In fact, Paul lists those who are “disobedient to parents” as being worthy of death in Romans 1:30 right along many other sins we humanly classify as much worse. Isaac truly serves as a type of Jesus who willingly submitted to death on the cross trusting His Father. Isaac trusted in his father and that the Lord would provide (Gen. 22:8).
  3. Abraham obeyed despite the emotional damage that might have occured to Isaac. There is so much talk today about raising children with strong self-esteems and not emotionally scarring children. This is good, and we certainly are concerned about those factors in our children. But as parents, our first priority should be to obey God and His Word. We should not allow rationalizations about the child’s self-worth, peer-relationships, or educational pursuits to keep us from determining that obedience and faith to God comes first.

How many young teen boys or girls would play the role of Isaac today? How many of us parents would be willing to choose God over our son?

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Jan 14

Harnessing the Power of Influence

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David Gavitt was the President of USA Basketball in 1992. The USA Olympic basketball team had lost to the Soviets in 1988 coming home with a Bronze. Professionals had been allowed to play, but many questions remained. Would they give up two months during their summer when there was no pay for playing? Gavitt wanted to make the team a showcase, a phenomenon that would capture the curiosity of the rest of the world. In short, he wanted to build a “Dream Team.” But, how do you build dream team? For Gavitt it was pretty simple, he had to get the game’s three biggest stars – Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Michael Jordan.  Magic was excited and easy to get on board. Bird was at the end of his career experiencing extreme back pain and not able to perform to his desire. Michael was also non-committed. Gavitt, with the help of Magic, convinced Bird to go to Barcelona. Within days, with Magic and Larry on board, Michael joined the team. The team now went from a nice opportunity, to an extreme honor and a hotly, coveted position.  The other stars were eager to jump on board to what became known as “The Dream Team” that cruised to the Gold metal and became great ambassadors for the game of basketball (When the Game was Ours, by Larry Bird and Earvin Magic Johnson, p. 260-61).

David Gavitt used a simple principle we as Christian leaders should use more. Christians are like those NBA athletes;  they follow those who have influence. This is why leadership is so crucial. Campaign fundraisers use this principle by getting a lead group to announce their pledge amounts as a way of inspiriting others to give. People need to see that the leaders are committed and involved. This story has a couple of lessons for church work.  1) If you are putting together a new ministry and need wide-scale involvement, target a couple of the influencial members. Get their support and commitment before launching the ministry.  2) If you are a preacher, elder, or deacon you need to understand people are watching. Your actions and involvement influence others greatly. The church or ministry will seldom, if ever, rise about the leadership’s level of commitment and energy. Elders take opportunities to publicly support new projects and church ministries.  But most importantly, demonstrate your commitment by working hard, being present, and giving generously to the effort.  This is one reason, Peter taught elders to be an “example to the flock” (1 Peter 5:3).

We need to harness the power of influence for the good of the Kingdom. If we do, we can build some of our own “dream teams” to be great Ambassadors for Christ.

 

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Jan 10

Was Jesus Fair?

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by SRBichara from www.sxc.hu

In America it seems we esteem the ideal of fairness.  We can be quick to claim we are not being treated fairly.  Church leaders are expected to treat everyone fairly, or they suffer criticism.

Yet, we should ask the question, “Do we define fairness the same way God does?”

In fact, it might be better to ask, “Was Jesus fair?”

Was he fair to the rich young ruler (Mat. 19:16-30) and the thief on the cross (Luke23:39-43)?  Was he fair to the other sick and suffering around the pool of Bethesda when he apparently walked through the crowd of “blind, lame, and paralyzed” to get to the 38 year old invalid whom he healed (John 5:2-9)?  Was he fair to the many other disciples when he selected 12 apostles?  What about to the other 9 when he often gave special time to the inner circle of Peter, James, and John?  Some have suggested that Jesus was fair when he fed the multitude in that all got fed and had enough.  But in a discussion of this one brother, who has obviously been around church meals too much, opined, but what if you didn’t like fish!

The point is that Jesus was not fair as we typically define fairness in our American culture. So, if Jesus wasn’t fair, as we typically think of fairness, then what was He?

I studied the words in the Bible which are used to translate “justice.”  Both in the OT and NT these concepts are tied together.  There are basically two components of this idea of justice and fairness in the Bible:

A.  One carries a legal side and involves the idea of judgment and doing what is proper and fitting.  It has to do with conduct towards others and their rights.  (See references and terms in notes)

B.  The other term sometimes rendered “justice” carries the meaning of righteousness, upright, or acceptable to God.  (see references and terms in notes)

A key passage is Amos 5:24 where both hebrew terms are used, “But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”

So if Jesus wasn’t fair, then what was he?

Jesus operated on the principles of grace and truth (John 1:17).  He sought to treat people with grace and mercy, yet also he spoke and demanded obedience to truth.  He often did for one or a small group what he couldn’t or chose not to do for all because it met his purpose.  To put his actions in terms of what we learned above, Jesus acted justly and uprightly toward every person.

What does this mean for our actions?

You are going to fail at treating everyone fairly as the world says you should.  Teachers, coaches, preachers, elders, and parents should desire to follow the golden rule and treat others fairly, but we will fail, if it means giving to all equal and the same treatment.

But a Christian committed to justice and righteousness will seek through prayer and wisdom to treat everyone just and right.  There is a difference.  In our conscience before God we have to be comfortable with how we have treated others.

This means the objection that says, “if we can’t do it for all, then we can’t do it for one” doesn’t hold water.  But rather, we often should do for one what we would like to do for all.  

Let me challenge you to consider this truth when your feelings are hurt because you felt you were treated unfairly.  Realize there could be much more to the story than you realize.  Ask yourself, “Is the person trying to do what is right and just?”  If they are, give them respect and grace.  I guarantee you that you will be in similar situations and you will need others to understand your actions as well.

There is much more to this topic.  What can you add?

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Notes:

1) Much of the thoughts for this post came from Andy Stanley’s new book Deep and Wide and also from comments of his on his Leadership Podcasts in various episodes.

2)  Some of the thoughts were taken from our men’s class which discussed this topic.

3)  Here is the further verse references:

    1. HB (mishpat) GR (krisis) – Judgment, attribute of judgment, what is proper or fitting.  It has to do with conduct towards others and their rights.  See – Gen. 18:25, Ex. 23:6, Deut. 10:18, 16:19, 32:4, 2 Sam. 8:15,  Matt. 23:23, Luke 11:42
    2. HB (tzedeq), GR (dikaiosune) – righteousness, upright, acceptable to God.  See – Lev. 19:36, Deut. 16:20, 33:21, Mat. 5:6, 20, 6:33; Acts 10:35, Heb. 11:33

 

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Jan 08

Danger of E-readers

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Amazon’s E-reader and Tablet – Kindle

E-readers, phone reading apps, and tablets have changed the reading landscape. Publishers now forecast e-readers and tablets to compromise 50% of the revenue market by 2020 of all books and magazines published.

David Renard, an industry executive, stated, “We forecast that by 2020 there will be more than 1.1 billion tablets and e-paper e-readers in use worldwide, and more than 260 million in the U.S. alone. Over the next 7 years, this will represent more than 50 percent of our revenue as an industry. We are in the initial stages of a revolution in publishing . . .”  (source).

While there are many advantages to e-readers and tablets causing this growth, there is also one danger that Christians should note.  The danger is that they do not have a cover!  You see you can read whatever you want to be reading in a public space and no-one else will know what you are reading.  It allows for discreet and private reading of books, magazines, internet, and blogs without allowing others to see what you are reading.

This has been seen as a primary factor in the explosive sales in the erotic or pornographic fiction series 50 Shades of Grey.  One industry insider in discussing the book stated, ““Romance and erotica have been at the forefront of the e-book revolution because you can take e-books anywhere without telltale lurid covers revealing your reading habits,(source).

Christians need to be aware of this temptation afforded to satan by this technology.   Parents should monitor what is read and viewed on e-readers.  One way Christians can set up protection is to share their device OR there online retailer account with others.  For example we have one Amazon account and one iTunes account as a family to purchase Kindle or ibooks.  This makes the books available on all of our devices, but it also creates a protection that everyone knows what is being read.

Typically satan wins, when people are able to enjoy things privately without the accountability of others.  Paul said, “walk as children of light . . . take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.  For it is shameful to even speak of the things that they do in secret.  But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible.”  (Eph. 5:8-14).

Let us not fall victim to the darkness, but expose our screens to the light!

Josh

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Jan 03

Choosing to Cheat

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Andy Stanley wrote a book originally entitled Choosing to Cheat.  It was re-released last year under the title When Work and Family Collide.   This is a great little book that works on the premise that somebody is going to  get cheated from the time, attention, or devotion that they feel they deserve.  Typically this sets up as a tug-a-war between family and work.  Stanley argues that we must “choose to cheat” intentionally by setting our priorities appropriately.  He argues that problems occur in the family when the family is cheated for the sake of work, which is far too typical.   The book is an easy read and uses the story of Daniel as a basis.

I preached a well-received sermon series that was germinated from this book back in January of 2011.  It focused on aligning our priorities the way God would have us align them.  It was a four part series which I uploaded to the Audio Resources page also I uploaded an ebook that contains all four sermon outlines that are available for you free it is on the sermons page.   These are the titles of the lessons:

Choosing to Cheat – God

Choosing to Cheat – Spouse

Choosing to Cheat – Kids

Choosing to Cheat – Work

If you didn’t hear those sermons, or are struggling to find balance in the many areas of your life, I would encourage you to read the book by Andy Stanley and listen or read through these four sermons.

Josh

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Jan 02

From the Eyes of a Child

Here are two true stories I recently heard or witnessed involving two precious boys and their deep spiritual reflections!!  Enjoy these with a laugh and maybe even garner a lesson or illustration.

“A Really Long Prayer”

Jude, an early elementary grandchild of one of our elders, wanted to read his Bible, so he turns to the book of Jude.  He thought he would read it because they share the same name.  [Makes sense to me!]

Later when he is recounting this to his mom, she compliments him on how good this is.  She asks him, “Did you read the whole book?”  He replies, “yes.”

She says, “Tell me what you learned.  Just one thing from reading this book.”

He replies, “Well it was one really long prayer!”

[Hint:  the book ends with “Amen”]

This is Landon!!!

This is Landon!!!

“Where is God?”

This story involves our third born Landon.  Landon is full of life and energy.  He is our most challenging child, but he also gives us so much joy and energy.  We were recently going to a wedding ceremony.  On the way down the kids were asking us questions about the ceremony.  I believe the question was “Who makes them married, Dad?”   Just the way a father should, I informed them that God was there at the wedding and He unites them together as a couple.

Fast forward to the church building. . . .

We walk in and take our place, trying not to draw attention like the circus we are with our four kids under 8.  Landon is setting besides me and he stands up on the pew and is intently looking up at the stage.  He says with all seriousness, “Where is God?”  I said, “Well you can’t see Him.”  Landon says, “Well, why not, I want to . . . where is He at?”  (So I did what any good father would do . . . call on mom for more explanation!!)

“Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”  Jesus Christ – Mat. 18:4

 

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