“But what about you?” he asked.
“Who do you say I am?’
While we were praying last night, my toddler asked, “Mom, who is Jesus? My face lit up. I paused for a while and smilingly said, “He is the son of God. And he loves you dearly.” “So he’ll give me a helicopter?” he asked again. “More than that.” I responded. He was all smile.
I know that my answer to Kyle’s question did not end that night. I have to show him every day the answer. By living a good example, by sharing Jesus’ story in our casual conversations, and by initiating a daily prayer, I know I’ll bring him closer to Him. Soon, he will establish a more personal relationship to Jesus and will be able to give his own answer as to who Jesus is.
This holy week, let’s talk about Jesus to our children.
“You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates” (Deuteronomy 6:7-9)
Who is Jesus to you? How do you talk about Jesus to your children?