Saturday, April 11, 2009

Out of the mouth of babes...

Yesterday, we were headed to Ft. Jackson to have lunch with Scott. We were listening to the kids' cd from Power Lab, last summer's vacation bible school.

On one song, the words that played struck a chord..." 'cause Jesus paid the price, so we could have eternal life..."

And I said to the kids, "Today is the day that Jesus paid that price...today, Jesus was crucified." (and as I thought about this, tears filled my eyes...wow...what a sacrifice for me!)

Scotty pipes up from the seat behind me, "YAY!!! Jesus was coosfied today! YAY!"

WHAT?

I quickly told him it was not something to celebrate...it was a sad time in our lives.

He continued on.

"I am NOT SAD! Jesus isn't dead...I have him in my HEART!"



Well said, young man, well said.

When you look at crucifixion through the eyes of a child, you can see it differently. Scotty didn't see Jesus' death as something to be sad about...because he knew the REST OF THE STORY...that Jesus came back, and that if we have him in our hearts, we can be happy, even through the darkest times of our lives.

I love that kid.

6 comments:

Jessie said...

That is so SWEET, and so true! Sometimes I wish we could see everything through the eyes of little children.

Melissa Sue said...

Well said, indeed! Last night at our Good Friday service we had a ceremony where we could literally nail to a cross pieces of paper with things we've been struggling with. It was so powerful, but mostly just hearing those nails being driven into that wood was overwhelming for me. Until, I, too, considered the rest of the story. I guess that's why we can call it GOOD Friday.

d.a.r. said...

Oh my gosh, how sweet! What a smart cookie!

Berry Patch said...

You are so right...kids have such a great perspective on things like this. We can learn so much from them.

Barbara said...

That's really cute. Last year Jorden got to experience communion for the first time. She freaked out and said "I don't want to eat Jesus!" Too funny!

saintseester said...

Well said, indeed. Kids' usually have a good perspective.