sometimes the biggest lessons come to me in the simplest of forms.
yesterday on the way to school moses and i were talking about Easter and what it all really means. and while i do believe in sugar coating some things or at the very least shielding my boys from the ugly of this world...when it comes to Jesus we put it all out there. we talk about the death of Jesus in a way that a four year old can understand.
so moses and i were talking about this on the way to school. i explained that Jesus had to die for us so that we could go to heaven to be with God one day. that there is no other way to get to heaven but through the love of Jesus.
he was quiet in the backseat for a moment as he pondered what i said
(or as he spaced out staring out the window).
then he said "wow mom, i love that Jesus died for us".
and i haven't been able to stop thinking about that sentence since.
how often have we said that? i know i have never. sure, i have said "thank you" or "amazing" or "i can't believe that He would die for me". but i have never thought to think or say
"wow, Lord, i love that you died for me."
but i am sure we have all said something to friends or family like
"i love that you brought me flowers...or made me dinner...or folded the laundry...or watched my kids...or made me laugh...or listened to me...or believed in me...or any number of other things".
but this week...i am challenging myself and you to stop as often as you think of it and say out loud to him..
"wow, Lord, i love that you died for me".
i love that because of that i can have a relationship with you.
i love that you paved a way to heaven.
i love that you loved me enough to suffer for me.
i love that you found me worthy of a prize.
i love that you died and rose again.
i love that i can trace each and every blessing back to that fateful day...when the Lamb of God took my sin and yours upon himself...opened up His arms and said "i love you this much".
amazing love, how can it be? that my king would die for me.
amazing love, i know it's true. it's my joy to honor you.
in all i do .