Colton received his bible at church on Wednesday evening. He and I attended a class last Saturday that introduced him to his bible and showed him how to use it. He loved looking up passages and could already answer some of the instructors questions.
He was beaming Wednesday night. Rick and I placed the book in his hands in front of the congregation, and he sat thumbing through it all through the sermon. His curiosity is piqued. He sang, and prayed and basked in the glow of the sanctuary as he sat snuggled in between Rick and I.
We arrived home from church already past the boys' bedtime. Nolan of course, is starving, after eating a big meal at church. He uses a less than desirable word to convey he isn't pleased when I tell him its bed time.
But before I can respond, its Colton who quickly speaks up, "Nolan, you just took one step away from God." I don't know that Nolan got the lesson, but I sure saw that Colton is getting the lesson.
We saw the sun going down at the start of the church service and Rick quickly drove me over to the field of corn stalks and took this photo for me. "Closer" to God was running through my head as I drank in the night air, the serene field, the hazy ball of fire slipping below the horizon.