Five is a fun age.
When I was that age I remember playing tons, reading some and watching a bit of TV. I could tell you how to get to Sesame Street, visited Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, played with friends, colored, and did all those typical five year old things.
One thing I did not do was write songs.
CJ, my 5-year old, is that kid. He plays lots, reads way more than I did at that age, watches TV...and write's worship songs.
He has written a few in the last year.
Typical was what happened this past week.
He goes into his bedroom and comes out a couple minutes later and says, "Dad I wrote a worship song."
I asked him to sing it to me but he said I had to come to his room. He then got down on the floor to show me the actions needed to go with the song. Crouching low he slowly rises up to his tippy toes with his arms lifted up high.
He then asked me to get a pen and write down these words:
You may start out small like a seed
But God makes you grow bigger
You can rise up
And He crushes the enemy
and you can rise up
It may not mean much to you but when my son starts randomly singing about God, growth and overcoming the enemy I get a bit excited. There was no prelude, no conversations leading up to this moment...just a kid wanting to sing about God. He asked my wife to put it to music and for us to sing it on Sunday.
Kids are awesome and the Lord has taught me a lot about His character and the faith of a child through the years. This little song spoke to me because I was just coming out of a difficult season in my own faith walk and felt like I was entering a period of new beginnings.
The Lord allowed my 5 year old to encourage me in my faith.
May He do the same for you!