Sunday, February 27, 2011

Who would have thought?

Another season of hockey is almost over.
We are always a little nervous when a new season is about to begin. There's always the dreaded cost, worrying about which team Jadden will make it on to, and yes, the parents and children that will end up on our team.
Well, our season started off with a anonymous person paying for Jadden's hockey registration. We were blown away. We had really been praying about putting Jadden into hockey because he was starting guitar lessons and The Plunge (A Christian discipleship training program) this year and we were worried that hockey would be more of a distraction and extra cost that just wasn't necessary. So as you can see God confirmed that it was important for Jadden to play hockey.
Once try-outs were all said and done, Jadden ended up on the C team. He was teamed up with 11 boys that were all identical. They all love Lego, star wars, and reading. These boy's played tournaments and skated off cheering even if they lost. They made us wait 15, 20, sometimes 30 minutes for the boys to change after a game because they would get carried away with chit chatting. These boys did a good job on the ice, but their biggest concern was talking about what happened that week.
Now looking back at the season, we know why we had to pray about this and we know why God gave us such a significant sign that Jadden needed to be on this team. He not only made great friendships, but he felt the freedom to be himself. He talked about what interested him the most and that is Jesus Christ our Savior. Parents told me that they've found their children behind closed doors reading their Bible's because of something Jadden talked about after a practice or a game. Jadden started getting opportunities to pray over his friends for healing, weather it was for physical or emotional healing.
Jadden started doing the most remarkable things for God with his team. At the beginning of the season he asked his coaches if he could pray with his team before every game. After the coaches approval Jadden stood up before every game and started a prayer time. Today was the greatest day of all. Their goalie was injured this week and their whole team stood over him today, put hands on him and prayed healing over his foot. This boy who showed up on crutches played an amazing game in net. Our God is good, isn't he?
Now that the season is almost over these boys who's interest is in Lego, star wars, reading, and now God just won their first round of play-offs are going into the finals to take home the banner!!!! For those of you who don't know what that means, they are three games away from 1st place!


Wanda said...

What an exciting and inspiring post.

Having 9 grandchildren, and most of them boys...I so appreciate you story,

and also the way you and your husband are parenting....

God is so good, and what a way for your son to see how God provides.

Love and Hugs

Rose said...

Amazing post Candy...I've missed reading what you write and how you're being led by your personal Savior.
Way to go Jadden!! So proud of you!! Love you Guys!