Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Who Brings the Spring?
Every morning on the way to the gym Libby wants to talk about God. She usually starts the conversation by saying, "Mom, let's talk about God." And then she'll ask why he made this or that. Today Libby's first question was, "Momma, who brings the spring?" I said, "Well, Jesus does because he is in charge of nature." Libby then asked, "Does he push the spring?" as she moved the palms of her hands away from her body straight forward to show the act of pushing. Trying to keep this simple I replied, "Yeah, kind of. Jesus pushes the spring toward us and then it comes."
We have not talked about Easter or the cross in quite a while and Libby is not in school or mom's day out or even Sunday school (since we have house church) to hear about it. So her next comment was a surprise as I realized that she was correlating the spring with Jesus' death on the cross. She said, "Mommy, tell Jesus not to nail himself again." (meaning, to the cross). Wow, how that mind of hers works! I explained to her that his death on the cross was a once for all act that will never have to happen again and I reminded her that Jesus rose from the dead and won the war against death.
Thank you, Jesus, for being the perfect sacrifice. I am so glad you are alive and well so you can push in the spring!