First off, it must be noted that my daughter and I may or may not be decimating a bag of Chili's tortilla chips and salsa for dinner. Obviously, I am a great mother who always feeds her child a nutritious dinner. (Please tell me you noted the sarcasm in that statement.)
Today my awesome-tacular Momma kept Sesame so I could have my hairs trimmed up. My mop was beginning to look a lot like this:
While John Lennon can carry this crazy hairdo well, I do not think it becomes my feminine side. Anywho, My Momma was keeping Sesame. : ) We sat in her living room, consuming leftover chocolate cake with chocolate icing while Sesame played with the Willow Tree Nativity set on my parents coffee table. "Now Sesame, do you know who that is?" I asked. "Bay-be Jeee-sus." "Yes," I said, "That's right!" She carried on, talking to herself and mumbling. Then she came across a Bible. "Bye-boooowl." she exclaimed to no one in particular. THen our conversation went something like this:
"Yes, Sesame, that's God's true Word."
"Two Word." She mimicked.
"Sesame, God's true Word says that Jesus came to the earth as a baby..."
"Bay-Be Je-sus." "and then died on a cross..." "Cross...criiiiiiii - ing."
"That's right, it was very sad, but not for long because Jesus took all our sins, died and rose again on Easter!"
"That's right, happy. And if you chose to ask Jesus into your heart someday, you will live forever with Him in Paradise, because He will forgive all your sins!"
She paused and said "Please?"
This is the point at which I began to shed a few tears. My baby, my almost two-year-old Sesame, is already willing to ask Jesus into her heart. Now, I know she's only two, and this is just her trained response to a question, but I can't help but rejoice in the thought that she didn't say, "No." : ) I'm overwhelmed with joy at the thought of her inspecting the Bible, even though she can't read it. I am ecstatic at the thought of her telling her 2 year old playmates about the "True Word" (thank you BSF) and Jesus. How beautiful. That little snippet of time in my Momma's living room today is a glimpse into the joy that will beholden unto me when my daughter actually accepts the Lord (as I pray everyday!) someday. My heart was overflowing today, what will the Lord do on that day when she chooses to recognize she is a child of His. I cannot wait. : )
'Not to us, Lord, not to us, but to Your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness." Psalm 115:1