A recent conversation with Gideon:
G-“Dad, when can I get signed up for football?”
Me: “Soon, son. You’ll make a great player. You’ve definitely got the body type for football. We just have to work on your heart. You’ve got a soft-heart.
G: “Yeah, I’ve got a soft heart. ”
Me: “A soft-heart is great son, but if you want to play football you have to learn to get aggressive and run through people. That’s hard for you to do right now.
G: (Tears coming down his face)
Me: “What’s wrong Son?”
G: “I don’t want to play football anymore!”
G: “I don’t want to lose my soft heart!”
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, just as God in Christ has forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32
Moral of the Story– Forget football. Give me a tender-hearted son any day. Football can be taught, the other is evidence of God’s grace in a sinner’s heart.
Secondary moral of the story- Buy “The Blind Side” and watch it with Gideon every month for the next 10 years.