|IS JESUS IN THE ATTIC?|
Children believe what you tell them. They believe it, literally.
And, sometimes their literal interpretation of what you tell them may even necessitate that you take a closer look at what you are actually saying to them and the example you are setting for them…
So, let me share a sweet conversation I had with Kenzie while we were driving to school and work today. I think you will see what I mean.
Kenzie: “Is Jesus in the attic?”
Me: “No, He’s up in heaven…”
Kenzie: “How did He get there?”
Me: “He died and was raised from the dead and went up into heaven…”
Kenzie: “How can we get there?”
Me: “We don’t have to go there. He comes here and lives in our hearts…”
Kenzie: “Does Jesus live in Mommy and Daddy’s hearts?”
Me: “Yes, if they ask Him to.” (Then silence and pondering for the remainder of the drive.)
She gets it! Even at four she’s got her theology right!
|PREACHING FROM THE BACK SEAT!|
She wants to be close to Jesus. And she wants those she loves most to be close to Jesus as well.
So, take it from this four-year-old, if you’ve got Jesus stored in the attic, maybe it’s time for Him to come down and live in your heart!