Minister's Moment: Fifteen, Sixteen—Jump! Luke 5:11
My wife tells a story about her then two-year-old son. He had learned to count to sixteen. They were walking down a flight of stairs, he holding her hand, and like kids everywhere, he was using his newfound knowledge by counting the steps. There were more stairs, however, than numbers in his counting system. My wife saw he was going to run out of numbers about three steps short of the end of the stairway. Michael, counting away, said “fifteen, sixteen,”…and then, “Jump!” He’d found the solution to his problem. My wife was able to move fast enough to keep up with his short legs so no damage was done.