Last week, my 5 1/2 year old Mikey decided that he wanted to go bear his testimony at Church the next time he could. Remembering the council given regarding this, I did not encourage it, although I didn’t tell him he couldn’t either. Sunday came and we were at Church. I was in the hallway with Hannah, who was tired and cranky. Amanda came out to tell me that Mikey was going to bear his testimony. I came back into the Chapel and saw Mikey on the 2nd step to go up to the puplit. He looked around and wasn’t sure what to do and then turned around and saw me. He walked back down to see me. We sat down and he told me that he wanted to go bear his testimony. He then asked me if he was allowed to. I told him that the Church has told us that little kids should bear their testimony in Primary and in the home. I then asked him if he still wanted to. He did. He proceeded to tell me that he wanted me to come up with him, but not to say anything. He and I walked to the very front pew and saw there for a minute until the person speaking finished their testimony. Mikey then walked up to the stage and sat down by himself. He wanted until it was his turn and then walked to the pulpit. He spoke very clearly and loud enough for everyone to hear him, but he didn’t scream into the microphone. He said “Hi, my name is Mikey and I know this Church is true and I love my family. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.”
As I sat and listen to him, I thought of the scripture Luke 19:39-40:
“And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.
And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.”