Tuesday, September 21, 2010

wisdom from a 10 year old.

I wish I could say I wrote what is contained herein but I did not. It was our 10 year old (at the time) son writing to his mother just prior to her surgery to defeat breast cancer (nearly 10 months ago). I also wish I could tell you that I was as steadfast as he was. There was no small amount of apprehension on my part surrounding everything. When Lori passed this note onto me, I was struck. Struck at how jaded I had become. My shield of faith was missing. Not the shield's fault but mine for not raising it. The words of this young boy went off like a shot in my heart. He was absolutely correct! The situations in life are mere bumps in the road. God is GREATER. GREATER. May we all have a rock solid assurance in our God.

This is an excerpt of his email, exactly as it came to Lori. May you be upheld by its simple truth. ~john

IT JUST TAKES FAITH AND COURAGE, PRAYER AND NO FEAR. FEAR IS WHAT MAKES YOU WEAK IT MAKES YOU NEGATIVE THATS NOT WHAT GOD WANTS. This situation is nothing but a bump in the ground and another step of faith in life that you WILL GET THROUGH!!!!!!

~jonathan david allison, age 10.


  1. Thanks for sharing. I love when our children share wisdom beyond their years. Great encouragement Jonathan. You are blessed John and Lori !

  2. You never know how soon or who from we will reap a nourishing harvest. Age nor size, has nothing to do with the power of God as we are all given the same measure of faith. Still blessed by your Jonathan!

  3. Appreciate this so much! It follows on the heels of a conversation i had with God yesterday. I love it when He does that! Thanks to your son for sharing

  4. Reminds me of Joshua 1:5-9 where the Lord spoke to Joshua 3 times telling him " I will not fail you or forsake you. 6 Be strong and courageous,...7 Only be strong and very courageous;...9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

  5. That was good John, thanks for sharing!