I sat with Cavett today in big church because the choir was singing "The Creation." We tend to sing the "Ha-men that's good" from that song after we pray and Cavett has picked up on it. I wanted him to hear the whole song. He enjoyed it, but Cavett enjoyed the children's sermon much more. He was very eager and was the first kid up to the alter so he was on the top step next to Dr. Pace.
Dr. Pace brought out a blow up globe and began talking about all the places on the globe. Dr. Pace commented on the fact that Houston was on the map and that's where it went down hill. Cavett's out loud reply was "That's where we live!" Then Dr. Pace began talking about other countries and again Cavett's very loud response was "Uncle John lives in China!" And then "Nobody lives on the bottom of the world. It's too cold." Which led to another kid saying that Santa Claus lives at the North Pole. At this point Dr. Pace proclaims that he has lost control and the congregation is laughing hysterically!
He eventually reels it all back in and discusses the role of ambassadors in other countries. Dr. Pace then takes his life into his own hands and says to Cavett "Since you are not a shy child, why don't you assist me in the next demonstration." Cavett sheepishly follows Dr. Pace up through the choir to the alter where he pulls out a flower from the arrangement. Dr. Pace asks him to be God's ambassador by giving the flower to the lady on the front row and telling her that God loves her. After a bit of confussion about which lady, the task is completed.
The good news is is that he got it. He understood. Cavett loves God and has Him in his heart and loves to talk about it. I can't crush that zeal, boldness and desire. I need to step back and revel in the fact that he knows whose he is and not be embarassed by "too much" enthusiasm.
But, just in case you were unsure--Cavett had the last say and told Dr. Pace that polar bears and penguins live in Antartcia.
"For I fully expect and hope that I will never be ashamed, but that I will continue to be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past. And I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die." Philippians 1:20