I set up a home studio in January 2010. One morning while I was doing my recording, my son, Marc, who was just 2 years old, crawled out of bed, and knocked at the door. I told him not to disturb me as I was recording my sermons.
He insisted that he wants to come in as mom just left for work. I let him in, but cautioned him to lie down behind me quietly, so that he won’t be seen and heard on the camera. He agreed to it.
I continued my recording. While I was about to the finish my preaching I felt his little hand touch me. I looked back and was surprised that Marc wasn’t sleeping. I just wanted to check on the computer if he was seen while I was recording, and for how long was he playing his mischief.
I got a shock of my life when I realized that he was, for nearly half an hour, imitating my preaching, behind me, trying to do the same actions that I was doing. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry as I needed now to re-do my recording!
I asked him why he did it and not sleep as I instructed him. He said, “Daddy, I want to preach too”. I told him that he could preach when he becomes big. But he replied, “I want to preach now only!”
So just to pacify him, I focused the camera on him and recorded a little, and let him speak. It was here that I realized that he already had this gift to be a preacher, imitating everything.
Finally, Marc has preached 15 sermons, around 10 to 12 minutes each. I had to just guide him each step. He picked it instantly. These are not continuous recordings; phrase-by-phrase he was guided. What surprised me was his willingness to stand in front of the camera, clearly expressing as much as he could.
He also created some sort of a record, I guess. On a single day he preached 5 messages! He just loved to do his part. He wanted to do more and more.
Seeing his potential and gifts, I had to stop my recordings and start recording Marc’s messages!
Please pray for God’s anointing on him, and that he would be used mightily by the Lord as he grows up.
Matthew 21:16 “And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?”