“I not a king, Mommy!”
“What?!” At first I couldn’t understand what he was saying.
So he repeated himself a few more times. I was still confused though. When I finally realized what he was saying I asked, “Why not, Josiah?” But he would only repeat himself. It finally dawned on me that he must be making reference to me calling him King Josiah at some point in the past almost 3 years. Maybe he thought I was making fun of him, I didn’t know.
We called him the child king because when I was pregnant with him, everywhere we went we ran into references of Josiah, the child king- from the bible.
2 Kings 22: 2 “Josiah was eight years old when he became king…2 He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and followed completely the ways of his father David, not turning aside to the right or to the left.”
For 2 days in a row Josiah would come out at a certain time from a certain room and tell me “I not a king.” It was kind of odd. So about the 3rd time I heard him tell me this – this time in the kitchen. I picked him up, and danced around the living room with him, singing a spontaneous song about how Josiah was a good king, a very good king. We danced until we were both laughing so hard we cried. It was so fun. But he still insisted he wasn’t a king. So we repeated almost the same thing the next day. And then a mini song and dance the next time he told me. And then I kind of forgot about the whole thing until one day several days later he came up to me out of nowhere and said, “I a king, Mommy.” I burst out laughing and gave him a hug and said, “That’s Right Josiah!” Jesus made us all kings and priests!
Tonight as I was putting him to bed he said again, “I a king Mommy. You king Mommy too! You king Mommy!” Again I gave him a big hug and told him, “that’s right Josiah, Jesus made us all kings and priests when He died for us.”
And man, that really blessed me. My whole being smiled. An awesome truth that is so great to be reminded of by an almost 3 year old child. Child king, that is.
Revelations 5:10 “9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.”