Tonight Gavin wanted to teach the lesson for Family Home Evening; it was quite entertaining. As a Cub Scout he has to fulfill several requirements to earn his "Religious Knot" and one of the tasks he needed to complete was to teach a lesson about a story from the scriptures that teaches about faith.
The beginning of the lesson was awesome, Gavin had thought about and prepared the lesson all by himself without even asking us for help. He had selected a story from the Book of Mormon and was going to read the entire thing to us. It was 5 chapters long. Marci and I decided to jump in and we talked him out of that plan, thank goodness. So we helped him out and asked him about what some of his favorite stories are that teach about faith. He was going to read about Nephi returning for the brass plates, so we spoke to him about that story. As we asked questions to help him remember the story I was pretty amazed at how much detail he remembered, and Sabrina as well. Between the two of them there were almost no details that they didn't know.
Anyhow, eventually we got a great lesson out of it and it only took a minimum of questions from Marci and I. Gavin concluded by bearing hist testimony about the need to have faith in God. It was all very sweet and I was so proud of him for taking all the initiative on his own. He's such a good kid.
So, today I am grateful for my son Gavin. I'm grateful that he can turn his considerable strength of will towards the Lord and decide for himself what is right and what he needs to do in order to do what he thinks is right, and that he is constantly willing to learn and try to understand what is right.