Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tuesdays With Traci

My oldest daughter is in Cubbies (Awana) and has been learning Bible verses about Jesus and his resurrection, forgiveness, love, etc. But this week we’ve really made an effort to tie them all together and paint the complete picture of Jesus’ birth, life, death, resurrection, and ascension. I know, it’s a lot to explain with stick figures. The part I was most hesitant to explain was the death on a cross. I didn’t want to say words like death, die, killed, crucified, and cross because I thought it would scare her. But eventually I just swallowed and told her the story and figured I would deal with her fears as they came. You know what?! She didn’t even flinch. She didn’t doubt. She didn’t cry and question her own death. She just accepted it - and then asked me questions about my pictures (evidently I’m more of a Picasso than a Rembrandt).

Luke 18:17 “Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all."

I’ve read and sang this verse many times but this week I’ve really let it sink in. Kids are so simple in their understanding and so quick to accept. They simply say, “The Bible says it, I believe it.” And that’s how God wants us all to be. Our children are good teachers sometimes.


Jennifer said...

I just loved this post. I have been pittering around and around the whole dying on the cross thing and your post really gave me the freedom to just talk about! Same thing: didn't even phase him. He's totally obsessed with heaven these days so we jsut went with it. I love you!

Anonymous said...

How precious! If you weren't already married, I'd hook you up with my son!!! I'll treasure this post for a long time to come; and I'm praying for God to have their hearts very early in life.

Love ya!