A Toddler's View of the Gospel

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.

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About Brian Phillips

Brian lives in Spain with Kassie and their kids.
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