Friday, April 22, 2011

A Good Thing

Today is Good Friday.
Have you ever tried explaining Good Friday to a 4 year old?

It's not easy, but I figure, if you can't explain it to a 4 year old, then maybe you don't really know what you're talking about it in the first place.

Well, here are some snippets of conversations I've had with Naomi.
There is nothing more delightful than talking theology with her.

Me: So you know that today is Good Friday?
Naomi: Yeah, Daddy told me. 
Me: Yup, Jesus died on the cross for our sins and we're remembering that today.
Naomi: Does he use a cloth to wash our sins away?
Me: No, he doesn't need a cloth, He's God so He's really powerful!
Naomi: Wow, that's really impressive. 
Me (thinking): Where did she learn the word impressive??
Naomi (still talking): And Jesus is so powerful, He has bigger muscles than even Daddy!

a little later.....

Me: Jesus died on the cross, but He's stronger than death. Isn't that cool?
Naomi: yeah......Mommy?
Me (preparing for a big theological question): Yes?
Naomi: You know what rhymes with death? BETH!!!!! (laughing hysterically)
Me: ........

and then once again....

Me (continuing our 'deep' conversation): So Jesus took away our sin because we can't be close to God when we have sin....God is holy, that means He doesn't have ANY sin. He's perfect!
Naomi (serious): Yeah, He must be really careful.


Have a blessed Good Friday everyone~


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