If she can get it, why can’t everybody?

December 29, 2006

I wanted to share with you a conversation that took place between me and Gracie (our five year old). She was still laying in bed at 7:15 AM. The bus comes at 7:30 and I was desperately trying to get her to get up and get ready. As I walked in my bedroom, there she was. Not getting dressed or brushing her hair like she was suppose to be, but laying right in the middle of our bed. I got ready to yell when she asked, “Momma, what does redeemed mean?” Can you imagine that coming from a five year old!? (I knew God must be proud.) I explained, “Redeem means to buy back.” She sat up and listened intently. “There was a time when everybody in the world was bad and was going to have to go live with the devil forever but, God and Jesus loved us so much that Jesus died for us. When He did that, he redeemed us or bought us back from the devil so now Christians can go live with him forever.” As I was talking her eyes kept getting bigger and bigger. When I was finished she smiled a big smile and said, “Woooooooow!”

How can a five year old understand so easily and there are many adults who chose not to? God’s Word is simple. It’s people who complicate it!

Hope everybody has a great day.


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  •    Ancient Wanderer  |  December 30th, 2006 at 12:09 am     Reply

    “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

    Thanks for the reminder.

  •    Laymond  |  January 1st, 2007 at 4:15 pm     Reply

    Paula that is a better explanation than saying; If you take your watch to the hock shop and borrow money on it, you redeem it when you pay the debt. 🙂
    Dear sister I don’t understand why you said what you did on AW’s blog.

    Paula Harrington said…
    ***I’m not sure I understand the part about “raising money for benevolence” but if you mean the church should take care of the church and the world and not go begging to the world for funds.***

    “Yes this is what I meant. I don’t believe we should be having a car wash, bake sale, etc.. to raise funds.”

    Did Jesus not say sell what you have and give to the poor? If you only have your labor such as washing cars or baking pies; what is wrong with that?

  •    Paula Harrington  |  January 1st, 2007 at 9:11 pm     Reply

    Ok, I guess you’ve got me.

    If a Christian owns a Car Wash/Bakery then I don’t have a problem with them giving of their means 🙂

    However, I don’t feel comfortable with the youth group raising money for a mission trip by having a car wash or selling baked goods. I’m not going to debate this topic but that’s the way I feel about it.

    Thanks for your comments. I’m glad you stopped by.


  •    Jacob  |  January 28th, 2007 at 4:12 am     Reply

    Because five-year olds will believe just about everything that you tell them.

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