We went to drive through an area Christmas light display tonight and had a great time. Malaki loved the lights, Kassie got some Starbucks, and Cora took a nice, long nap. On our way home, Malaki spouted this from the backseat:
“Adam and Eve disobeyed God.”
response: “That’s right; Adam and Eve did disobey God. Do you know what happened next?”
Malaki: “It hurt.”
[silence, wondering if he is connecting sin to discipline]
Malaki: “Jesus was hurt.”
What a way to encapsulate the story of the Gospel! Adam and Eve sinned. Pain entered the world. Ultimately, Jesus was killed as a sacrifice for sin. I think God gives parents little encouragements like this to help us to continue with parenting that is focused on Him.