Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I Just Love This Girl.

Remember I told you about our Easter production, "Stones"?

I found La Petite Belle's stone.

Crazy that I even found it, but it was just right there on top.

Although she was supposed to write what the stone was that was keeping her from God's best for her life, she still wrote something great.

Allow me to translate:
"To love others ..."And, "to have more trust in God."

She didn't mean she needed to drop the stone of loving others and trusting God, she meant she needed to love others & trust God more. Get it?

I thought it was sweet & heartfelt.

This is the same child who night before last cried because she thought she would never make it to heaven because she "just messes up too much" and then thinks she has to ask Jesus into her heart all over again every time she does.

In addition, she was angry because she had written those words down on the stone and wondered why God hadn't helped her yet.

I live with quite a little legalist. Remember, the drinking & smoking discussions? Ugh.

Then, at 10 minutes to 10:00, she asked, "How do we know God really exists anyway?"

Not sure if she was just stalling for time, but after a 45-minute spiritual discussion had already occurred, I had to give her a generic "we just know" and "we can see His hand in creation everywhere." It was too late to pull out "Evidence that Demands a Verdict."

It seemed to satisfy her for the moment.


Liz said...

It's wonderful that she asks lots of questions. So many kids just tack on their parents' faith as their own without really learning they need their own relationship with the Lord. Sounds like she has that relationship but just needs to grasp the concept of grace. I'd say I need to grasp the concept myself right about now, too. :)

Wendi@Every Day Miracles said...

Ahh - parenting, such a challenge and a gift. You are doing a great job! -Really, I love reading about how you are nurturing your girls.

Windy said...

It's amazing how their minds work!

We may be coming to NO in May, and I would love to know your favorites. Places we need to see and go and the best places to eat! Thanks:)