Monday, August 30, 2010

Conversations with Max and Maggie

In the car today, listening to Steven Curtis Chapman's .

Maggie: What's this song about?
Me: It's about the day a little girl believes in Jesus.
Maggie: What'd she believe?
Me: Well... she believed that Jesus is who He said He is in the Bible. That He is God's son who came to earth; He was completely God and completely man, but He never, ever sinned, had a bad attitude, lied or made a wrong choice. And even though He never sinned, He loved us so much that He took the punishment for our sins by dying on the cross. And then three days later He did something that no other person has ever been able to do- He raised Himself from the dead, and now He's living in heaven and making a home where all of us who believe in Him will live with Him forever.
Max: I BELIEVE! I believe in Jesus!
Me: I know you do, Max. Nothing could make me happier.
Maggie: I don't. I don't believe.
Me: That's okay. It's okay if you don't believe in Jesus today. Someday you will.
Max: (panicked) But, Maggie, you have to believe in Jesus! If you don't believe in Jesus, you won't be able to go to heaven, and heaven is a great place!
Maggie: Can we hear the song about the little girl who believes again?

1 comment:

Lorenz Family Blog said...

Childlike faith.....that's what Jesus said we must have. And, someday, we pray, Maggie will understand as much as she is able for her tender age, & join us with Jesus! Thanks, as always, for sharing!