Friday, July 22, 2011

My 5 year old and the gospel


This morning, as I was finishing my hair, Lilla came in the bathroom as she had to "go". She was silent for a moment and then this conversation took place:

Lilla: Mom, God hates sin.

Me: He does. How do we know that?

Lilla: The Bible says it. He hates sin every little bit.

Me: That's true.

Lilla: And he loves us so much. He loves us so much he died on the cross. He died a lot on the cross for us.

Me: He did die on the cross, but we have hope. Do you know why we have hope?

Lilla: Because He rose again. He told everybody that He would and He did. The bad guys didn't want Him to and didn't believe Him when He said He would, but He did.

Me: Now that's the truth!

Think your 5 year old can't "get it"? Yes they can!

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. Matthew 19:14

4 comments:

Jos @ Organized Chaos said...

This is beautiful! I have had similar conversations with my 5 year old, and we've only had him for 1.5 years! He gets it and hasn't even been raised in the church.

Thank you for sharing this! How encouraging! {And isn't it an amazing job to get to share the gospel with our children?}

Janet said...

I just want to reach through my computer and squeeze her she is so precious!

gail said...

That's my girl! Did I just say that out loud? We have "known" each other since she was truly a "peanut" and I see us as being family!

From The Heart Online said...

Amen, sista. That's a beautiful testimony.