Since last summer the kids and I have been keeping journals together. Let me be quick to say that we have not done this every day since last summer, oh no; we have done this 21 times since last summer. I will write a verse in all the journals in the evening and the next day we’ll sit down together. Bubba will read the verse first and then Little will read it through. Lastly I will read it phrase by phrase and KB will repeat after me. Next we take out the crayons and draw a picture that illustrates what God is teaching us through His word.
Yesterday the verse was 2 Corinthians 5:17 and this was Bubba’s page:
Usually we go around and share what we’ve drawn and explain it. . . so that I will know just WHAT the picture is, in some cases, and so I can make sure they hear the message one last time from me. Before KB or I could finish our pictures Bubba turned his around and this is what he said,
“I used to live on that mountain of sin, but Jesus died and I am all new. I will never have to live there again.”
Yep. Seriously. (If you don’t leave an AMEN in the comments, you’re just wrong!)
What a joy to hear my little man put the Gospel into his own words. Thank you, Jesus, for being at work in his little heart. Hallelujah, What a Savior.