One of the highlights of my week is driving my daughter to her ballet lesson. I enjoy the time with her, our conversations, and honestly, treating her to a slurpees afterwards. What follows is a sneak peak into one of our recent conversations. All of our conversations are not like this. But it is in having lots of average conversations that we get the ones that are particularly gratifying. I offer this as an encouragement to parents with younger children that their kids can begin to do commerce with their identity in Christ.
Eric: How did you day go?
Ella: I helped mom with Isabella. (Isabella is a 4 year old that Leslee sometimes babysits).
Eric: How did that go?
Ella: She arrived loud, angry, and crying. It was really hard.
Eric: What did you learn about yourself through that?
Ella: I don’t like to help.
Eric: How does Jesus help you help mom with Isabella?
Ella: He died for my sin.
Eric: Ok. How does Jesus dying for your sin help you help mom?!
Ella: Because he died for my sin, I should be able to put up with Isabella.
I doubt that my daughter fully grasps the full meaning of what she said, but, that does not concern me. She is LEARNING to THINK like a new creation in Christ!
For more encouragement:
The Ology by Marty Machowski
Three Essential Truths We Need To Tell Our Kids