My son is two and half years old, which brings about all sorts of adventures and opportunities for sanctification. My son’s age, and my sincere, but often times incompetent, parenting allows for the grace and glory of God to be exhibited. Often, this is done with hilarity.
We began to teach our son The Lord’s Prayer. I say a word, and he repeats the word. Good, great, moving along. Then we get to the part where Jesus teaches us to pray this, “And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” So, here is how it goes.
Son: “temptation” (though he says it with a couple less syllables)
Son: “Judah butt!” at this time he reaches behind himself and grabs his cheeks.
Here we are praying to our Father in heaven, through the Son Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit, and my son has this thought. We are praying for deliverance from the Evil One from the One who overcame sin, death and the Devil, and all of us are laughing out loud.
And God, oh a few thousand years ago, said this:
Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants
You have ordained strength,
Because of Your enemies,
That You may silence the enemy and the avenger. Psalm 8:2
Indeed. God has delivered from the Evil One, is delivering from the Evil One, and because Christ is King we can burst with joy and hilarity. In your face Satan.