Maximus: Mommy, Mommy! Come look at this! Come look outside!
(He pulls back the curtains by his bed) It's almost a little bit light outside!
Cherissa: You're right. It's almost morning. Are you ready to get up? Hop out of bed.
(Maximus climbs out of bed and begins running toward the bedroom door, only to freeze and turn around to tell me one more thing.)
Maximus: There was light coming out of the dark night.
His words caught me off guard, and I was overwhelmed by the simplicity and beauty of what he just said and how it so vividly pointed to Jesus.
Cherissa: Maximus, those words you just said reminded me about Jesus! He said, "I am the Light of the World." The world was a dark place because there were so many dark and bad hearts. But Jesus came into the world to take away those dark hearts and make a way for us to be friends with God. He was the Light coming into the darkness.
He listened and then happily jogged out of the room. About thirty minutes later while I was making breakfast, I was surprised to find that our little conversation was still on his mind.
Cherissa: Let's turn on some music and worship God.
Maximus: Let's worship Him for the Light coming into the dark night.
And even though I thought my task for the morning was to point my little one to Jesus, I realized that God had used his little child's heart to remind me of the power of the Gospel this morning.