Tuesday, March 4, 2008
A few weeks ago I was on the Internet and ran across a video on Youtube that was from "The Passion of the Christ" and it has the song "New Again" by Brad Paisley and Sara Evans. It is a very vivid depiction of what Christ suffered for all of us to have eternal life! (Go watch the video @http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NaSROohLzs ) In the midst of me watching this video, Brenly walks in and asks what I am watching...Rather than turning it off, I quickly sit her in my lap and try to teach her about Easter and its real meaning...That Jesus died on the cross for our sins and then on the 3rd day He arose to heaven so that we can live with him forever...She kept watching the video and commenting on all the "bleed" (not blood) that she was seeing. I assured her that, yes, he did bleed, but when he got to heaven he had no more "bleed". Now to last night...We were putting up Easter decorations at Gran and Papooh's house and again felt the need to use this moment as a teachable one. I asked, "Brenly, what is the real meaning of Easter?" She stood there for a moment and looked at me. I said, "Jesus died on the..." and she said "Cross...and had bleed" Obviously, her watching the video made a pretty big impression on her because she couldn't get the "bleed"part out of her head. Which isn't all bad! She needs to know that Christ suffered for OUR sins, and the reason he had "bleed" was because of us! Anyway, we got past that and I told her that Jesus went to heaven and that is where we will be one day...With Granny in heaven and all the many others that we can't wait to be reunited with! I pray that even at her young age that she will try to grasp the REAL meaning of Easter and not just the eggs and the bunnies! I pray that for all of you as well!