One of my biggest responsibilities as a mother is communicating the Gospel to my daughters, both verbally and nonverbally.
Unfortunately, I often fall short, the flesh rises up, and I find myself apologizing for something or other. Recently, whenever this happens, I’ve been trying to explain to my daughter that I am a sinner, but God has forgiven me because Jesus paid for my sins on the cross. One of the last things I want is for her to think her mommy is perfect. And one of the first things I want her to understand is that God freely offers grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
The other day, I was having a lousy morning, and my attitude was just awful. My sweet little two-year-old looked up at me and said very matter-of-fact, “Mommy, you don’t have to be grumpy, because Jesus took away your sins.”
How right she was. i hope and pray for the day when she fully grasps all that that little statement means.