Saturday, July 7, 2012

I Want To Be A Martial Artist

Andrew and Olivia have started taking Tae Kwon Do lessons. They had been in class about a week when were driving and Olivia said "Mom, I'm a martial artist so I can tell people about Jesus". One of the principles they learn in class is that as a martial artist they are supposed to help people. Olivia took this to mean that to help someone she is supposed to tell them about Jesus.

The next week during Andrew's class, his teacher asked what do martial artists do. Immediately Andrew says "they tell people about God". Andrew's teacher told him that he liked the way he was thinking. They went on to talk about other things martial artists do, but these conversations have stayed with me.

Since then I've thought a lot about their answers. I love their innocent hearts and that they want to tell other people about Jesus. I love that Olivia thinks helping someone means that we tell them about Jesus. I pray that they continue to have a heart for the Lord and always want to help people by telling them about Jesus.

I want to be a martial artist!



Anonymous said...

Love those two grandkids, they have great parents who are teaching them how to be a good person and a strong christian.

Saundra Tosh said...

Olivia and Andrew are both so sweet to understand and appreciate the importance of martial arts at a very young age. Aside from the fact that taekwondo will help them grow and become strong and healthy individuals, taekwondo can also enable them to help other people in times of need.

Saundra Tosh