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Thursday, October 22, 2009

She's An Adult In Her Eyes....


My kids go to a Christian school - my oldest is in the 8th grade and she is learning about Evolution and Creation.... She is also in a Sunday night study learning apologetics - this is a great tool for kids to understand their faith and to defend their faith. I love seeing my kid on fire - to know God better and to love Him more....

Well - one thing that is hard to explain to a thirteen year old is that many adults will not take her seriously - not because she doesn't know what she is talking about but because she is thirteen.. She's a kid in an adult's eye - and in her own eye she's an adult....

A couple of weeks ago she came home from tennis really frustrated... I could see the tears brimming in her eyes.... You see, her tennis coach is an atheist - he believes in Evolution - not creation.. He overheard her talking about a paper she was writing for her Bible class about Evolution not making sense.... He quickly made a comment, "Why can't you believe in both?" Well my daughter thought what a great question and proceeded to tell him why.... From what the other kids in class told me - she was amazing... she had a great case.... Of course you can see where this is going..... the coach wouldn't entertain her opinion... (this was after class - not during) Not because she did not make sense but because she is young..

I have talked to this coach in the past and he had told me he has never gone to church - he has never read the Bible - he has never participated in any class for or against evolution - it was just what he believed and there you go...... At that time - I did not have the words - so I did not say anything... but I did find a great article that I felt was very convincing and gave it to him... Well, obviously - he either did not read it - or it did not convince him....

I have to say - that I am proud of my girl.... Her passion humbles me.... Her love for Jesus makes me proud... Her wanting to share the good news with her coach gives me hope... Now if I can get her to be nice to her little sister all will be right in my world... at least for today...

5 comments:

RCUBEs said...

Your daughter did a great job. Her coach has to answer to the Judge someday...He won't be able to understand because if He doesn't have the Spirit, He won't know about the things of God. May God open his heart and mind...And may God protect your children, guide them with His wisdom and give them discernment. Blessings to you sister.

Karen said...

You have every right to be proud of your daughter...what a wonderful testimony!

Denise said...

And a child shall lead them .. and HE takes the foolish things to confound the wise.. She is planting seeds that one day someone will water.. What a blessing she is to those around her....

Steve said...

Praise God. This put joy in my heart to know that she stood up for God.There are so many teens now days, and adults, that are decieved by what they hear on evolution. I'm so proud of your daughter. This could be an eye opener for this man. God said in His word, that His word would not return void. I did not grow up in a Christian home even though we would go to church from time to time. When I was her age, I was scared of God, and was for many years. I'll pray that God will use her more and more. God bless your family

Casey said...

wow, how wonderful that she stood up and tried to explain. Not many would do that. You have raised a wonderful daughter!

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