Thursday, January 31, 2008

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Tonight Kaibryn and I were working in the kitchen and she said, "Mommy, I know why Jesus died on the cross?" I said, "why?" And she said, "So we don't have to die." I am really trying to be sensitive to when my kids start asking questions. I don't want to say too much to confuse them I want to have short answers where they might understand on their level. I said, "Well Kaibryn that's kind of right. Our punishment for sin is death but Jesus died on the cross to forgive us of our sins because He loves us so much and He wants us to live in Heaven with Him." She said, "Well, when will I do that." I told her one of these days she would. She would feel a "prick" at her heart and she would know that it was Jesus. I told her it would happen soon. She kind of got this scared look on her face and she said, "Mommy, will it hurt." I said, "no". I should have been more selective with my words. Her response to that was "will it feel like a needle." She looked a little worried. I had to reassure her that it would not be painful. I told her that God loved her so much and has such a great plan for her life. That seemed to calm her worried heart and face a little. She's not too fond of shots. She has such a sweet heart. God used her as a reminder to me to continue to pray that my children's hearts would be so sensitive to His gentle "prick". He loves them more than I...hard to imagine.


Mrs. Troop said...

So Sweet!
Oh those tender hearts! Keeps us on our knees before the Father.

Lori Leigh said...

I have had many tedious "Jesus conversations". Sometimes it is so hard to know exactly how to explain things for what they need to hear at that moment! :) It is so sweet when their heart are so tender to Him! Good luck with that!

Grana said...

That's my baby girl doll baby! She is to cute! She looks so sweet in her hat and apron! I'll have to get one for our other little one too! I think that is to sweet that she is already asking questions about Jesus! It won't be long before she will be preaching! Queen Skeeter wanted to be a preacher at 5! Popcorn loves the pictures! Keep them coming! We are thankful for them!
Love ya!