Wednesday, May 13, 2009
My Son, the Sun Jumper
Philippians 4:13 (KJV) 13I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Zora Neale Hurston is considered one of the pre-eminent writers of twentieth-century African-American literature. Hurston was closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance (1920’s – 1930’s). She lived in the Early 1900’s. She said this about her mom:
Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity - to 'jump at de sun.'
We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground."
There is something about being truly loved that motivates us to reach for great heights in this life. I know I have been surrounded by many (my mom, my pastor, my brother, my wife, my church family and several close friends) that have always encouraged me to try harder and climb higher. They have never ridiculed me for falling short, but they have always inspired me to “get off the ground.”
Today my son Harrison is 2 years old. I pray sincerely that I will always motivate him to “jump at de sun.” Actually my greatest desire is that he would grow to “jump at THE SON.” If I can inspire him to reach up to Jesus in EVERYTHING he becomes then he will be greatly blessed, even though there will be occasional falls.
I honor Jesus Christ today. He has always given me mercy to get up when I fall down; He has always given me hope to reach higher everyday. With His love we all can leap through life.
Makes me want to PARTY with my favorite 2 year old.
Happy Birthday my son.
Proverbs 23:24-25 24The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him. 25Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.