I am keeping a quote book of the things my children say and the age/date when they say them...it's amazing how such a young little person can have such a strong theology already! God is so good.
This week we are reading a book about Easter called: The Best Thing About Easter. (click on the title to view)
It talks about how springtime is great, dying Easter eggs is fun, hiding Easter eggs is great...BUT the best thing about Easter is what Jesus did on the cross for us. Mark and Julia sat so still as I read this book to them. And Julia was looking so thoughtful afterwards, especially after hearing about the cross part again and how Jesus had to die for us. She looked at me and said, "Mom, I just want to hug God." And as her mommy I know just what she meant. God has done so much for us. He loved us so much. That He sent His own son to die in our place so Christ can live in us. Whoa! It's a lot to take in. And for a child to just hear it and be so thankful and just want to hug God, brought tears to my eyes. I said, "Julia you can't hug God right now, in heaven you can, but right now you can hug all of us because we love you too!"
We went potty and got ready for nap time and Julia ran back into Mark's room after he was already tucked in bed. I started to scold her, but she said, "Mom, I just want to give him one more hug and kiss." (Okay, how could I say no to that?! Especially after watching the movie Courageous!) She took a long time in his room so finally I peeked in on them and she was leaning over his toddler bed whispering in his ear, and he had a big smile on his face, she gave him a quick hug and kiss and gently closed the door. I tell her all the time how she is such a nice big sister, because she truly is. She loves Mark so much and she is so kind and tender to him.
She was whispering what they would play when he woke up, and boy oh boy was he happy.
I tucked her in her bed and she hugs me so tight these days saying, "Mom I love you So So much."
Isn't it so true that when we realize how much God loves us, and how much He does for us, it just becomes so much easier to share that love with others.
Our Awana homework this week was to make up a Praise song with our child to a familiar tune. We used three blind mice and I made up this quick little song for us to sing, we sang it all morning/afternoon long, "I love God, I love God, He's so Good, He's so Good, He loves me so, He loves me so, I really want the world to know, I love God, I love God...(keep repeating)"
God thank you for your sweet, precious love, and child like faith.