Saturday, September 24, 2011

Why did Jesus die?

8:45 p.m. tonight, Saturday, September 24, 2011

Mom and Samuel snuggling in Samuel's new sleeping bag that he got at his birthday party today, praying and singing...

I have decided to follow Jesus
I have decided to follow Jesus
I have decided to follow Jesus
No turning back, no turning back

The world behind me, the cross before me
The world behind me, the cross before...


Samuel: "What's the cross?"
Mom: "The cross is where Jesus died."

Samuel: "Why did Jesus die?"
Mom: "There were some men who thought that Jesus was bad and so he had to die. But Jesus wasn't bad. Jesus loved you so much and me so much that he died for us on the cross a long time ago Samuel. But today Jesus is alive and he can live in our hearts. And we can pray to him and talk to him and he is always with us."

Samuel: "I don't like that Jesus died."
Mom: "I don't like that Jesus died either Samuel. But I'm going to spend my whole life telling you how much Jesus loved you that he was willing to die for you."

I have decided to follow Jesus
I have decided to follow Jesus
I have decided to follow Jesus
No turning back, no turning back

2 comments:

Lisa Elliott said...

wow what a great post to read after coming home from the hospital sick after I emailed you I was rushed to the hospital in pain in my head it was so bad that there was nothing they could do for it the pain I had they kept me over night to see if the pain would go away they gave my a IV drip and that worked they had to give me more than just one IV I am home now this made me smile love it he sounds like hes so cute how old is he blessings to you and your family I missed church from being in the hospital

Karissa said...

The other day, I was trying to explain just this thing to Makaela too. For some reason, it was all the more powerful to me to think of what Jesus did for us when I considered He did it just for Makaela, Samuel, Cole, Lauren, William, or any other little one. How great is that love because He would have done it if there was only one of them that needed saving. I love our kids. They are teaching me so much!