Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Jesus is God, not a balloon

Caleb has a lot to say throughout the day, but his most profound moments always come at bedtime, after we've said our good nights, and when he has his dad or me all to himself. Tonight was no exception.

"Mommy," he explained, for no apparent reason but to delay my departure, "Jesus is God."
Yep, Jesus and God are one in the same, I told him.
"And Jesus was God, but with skin on."
The Bible says Jesus was "God in the flesh."
"And Jesus was born as a little bitty baby."
And then what happened?
"He grew bigger, and bigger, and bigger."
And then what?
"He grew even bigger."
Then what? 
"He did not pop. Because he's not a balloon."
Right, Jesus did not pop, because he's not a balloon.
"Then he died on the cross to save us from our sins."
To save who from their sins?
"To save me! Then he came back alive and went up to Heaven, and you'll be there one day like you told me, and you'll see me there!"
The Bible says that if you say with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, then you'll be saved. And then you get to go to heaven one day and be part of His forever family.
"Just like that!" 
Yep, just like that. And God will take your sinful heart, your heart of stone, and he'll make it into a heart that can love him, and serve him, and worship him. And he'll send the Holy Spirit into your heart at that very moment to be a helper for you.
"That's all true, Mommy. And God will do great things through me!"
He absolutely will.