Sunday, March 28, 2010

We interrupt India posts briefly...

.... because this conversation in the car with Maximus tonight when we were listening to a CD reminded me about something I've been meaning to post on the blog:

Me: Max, when you asked your dad what the word 'creation' meant, was it because you heard this song playing on the CD? (The lyrics were, "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation...")
Max: Yes.
Me: So did you understand that when we believe in Jesus, God makes us into a new creation?
Max: But why does He make us a new creation?
Me: Well, before we believe in Jesus, everything about us is sinful. All of our thoughts and attitudes and actions are not pleasing to God. But when we believe in Jesus, He forgives our sins and we are a new creation. For the first time, we are able to be friends with God.
Max: But why did He die for us while we were His enemies?
Me: Because He loved us so much, that He wanted to make a way for us to be friends with God since we could never do it on our own. That's the Gospel.
Max: What's "The Gospel"?
Me: It's the good news about all that Jesus has done for us.

These are the types of conversations we have in our car virtually every day right now. Why? Seeds Family Worship. My friend Anna told me about these CDs, and they have been AWESOME for bringing God's word into every part of daily life for our little family. These CDs are well-produced, and all the songs are straight scripture set to music.

I can't tell you how many questions this music has prompted Max and Maggie to ask or how much scripture they have memorized in the few short weeks we've been listening to these CDs. Especially for Max, it's been really incredible to see him stitching together spiritual principles from different verses and songs. The kids love the music and sing right along word-for-word from their car seats. We've loved it so much, I thought I'd pass the tip along to all of you- I'm so glad Anna told us about it!


Soaring High said...

I love these CDs. We have a couple and the kids walk around singing scripture and dont even know it. Way to go Max!

The Ramirez Family said...

Ooo, thanks...I've been meaning to ask you the name of those CDs again because I had completely forgotten them.

P.s. So glad you're back and can't wait to catch up...even if that's months down the road. :)

The Mains said...

Haha! I just saw Anna and brought a wonderful gift to share with her road-tripping family. Low and behold SHE ALREADY HAD IT... yeppers, them Seeds get around. Good stuff 'dem Seeds.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this, Cherissa. I've been wanting to introduce these new songs to the kids at church for Sunday mornings and Wednesday night, Team Kid. Looking forward to learning some really good new music!
nancy j

John and Janel Breitenstein said...

You've convinced me--I just went and listened to some samples, and my family's getting some for J.'s birthday! So excited! You can get most of them at for $8, if you're okay with the old cover art. Sweet. Thanks for the recommendation!

Nova said...

Thanks so much for your recommendation! We've just bought our first CD and look forward to its arrival (not so easy to get stuff like this over in Spain).

Praying for you and your family.