Erich Explains…



(Erich is my 13 year old. He is extremely wise. He is charming too and sweet and a great communicator (ok, ok, chatterbox 😉 – ask Helge – he can tell you all about it!! :mrgreen:

If you know me well enough you will also know that Erich is (and has been) my most faithful prayer-partner for the better part of his existence. He has grown from jabbering little prayer rhymes to understanding the power of prayer – of worship and thankfulness and asking – of expectation and of faith – and above all he understands that our agreeing in prayer has often brought us answers and blessings beyond expectation. He understands my take on coincidence – and will often when things seem accidental or coincidental give me the wink and say: “coincidence – is when God stays anonymous, right Mommy??”. 😉

He explains the Afrikaans translation of coincidental like this: “Toevallig” – “toe val lig” (roughly translated it means: “then falls light”) – verstáán Mamma??” 🙄 And then he goes into a long explanation of how even this coincidence of wordplay is yet again, no coincidence at all…

He has shared such a vast amount of insight into faith, reasoning through the eyes of a child – it’s his easy approach to blessed assurance that humbles me and often strengthens my conviction much more than any preacher’s sermon ever could.

So here goes : Erich Explains 1 :



 Mommy, where was Adam when the snake

persuaded Eve which fruit to take?

Have you ever wondered why

she believed that wicked lie

and don’t you think if Adam had

listened to what God had said

he’d have guarded Paradise

and kept her under watchful eyes?!

Mom, d’you think if Adam spent his day

With Eve instead of his own merry way

They might have been a unity

Against the snake and the banned tree?

And do you think that that is why

So many fall when sin walks by

With promises and selfish lies

Which twist the truth and blind the eyes.

So, maybe he was on a break

But that’s exactly when a snake

Will take advantage in a flash

And burn your world to dust and ash.

Mom, if folks attend to what is theirs

They won’t be caught so unawares

Or taken by startling surprise

If they protect their Paradise!




6 Responses to “Erich Explains…”

  1. May 22, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    This young man is a very old soul and is perceptive way beyond his years. But with a mother like he has, it’s no wonder!

  2. May 22, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Erich is a son any mother can be proud of! But then, I am sure he got that from his mother 🙂

  3. May 22, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    BB, as a mom myself, I can just say: be proud of the man you raised. 😉

  4. May 24, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Hoe precious is die kind nie tog nie! Ek bid dat die Here julle twee se saam wees nog lank sal seen. WoW!

  5. May 25, 2009 at 6:54 am

    Baie special indeed! Jy kan baie trots wees!

  6. 6 Zee
    May 25, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Sjoe, die kind…. Ek het nog nooit sulke waar woorde uit ‘n 13jarige se mond gehoor nie BB… maar jy het al iewers oor hom en sy geloof gepraat, en ek wens dat ek as volwasse die geloof gehad het wat jou seun het!! Treasure hom!

    So, maybe he was on a break
    But that’s exactly when a snake
    Will take advantage in a flash
    And burn your world to dust and ash.

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