Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Thank You

Two simple words stated about the most powerful moment in history.

The moment when all of our sins were nailed to a cross-- always to be forgiven.

Simple, yet profound words stated by my eight year old son.

He loves the Lord, is curious about learning more about the Bible, and prays directly from his heart to God.

He viewed a portion of “The Passion of the Christ” at church Easter morning, and to my surprise, he didn’t ask questions, and more importantly, he didn’t question the power of that moment. Then almost a week later, he decided to draw this simple picture to respond to that moment:

He didn’t ask why, he didn’t try to understand every detail leading up to that moment, but in his pure, sweet mind he just simply wanted to say thank you.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we adults could just let that moment be an opportunity to express our gratitude to Jesus for dying on the cross for our sins, and not allow our minds to over-analyze it?

Why do our minds make it so difficult?

He loved us enough to have his only son die for our sins.

We should be forever grateful.

Ah, what peace would come to all of us if we could make a conscious effort of choosing to not complicate the fact that He did it just for us…

Thank you.

Such wise words from such a small boy.

It’s really that simple.

Maria and her family reside in NE Ohio. She and her husband are the parents of two. Their daughter is a person with hemipelegic cerebral palsy. Because of her experiences, Maria provides parent-to-parent support for families involved in her local early intervention program. Her gift for writing has come directly from the Lord since her daughter’s diagnosis. She writes a monthly column entitled, “Special Parents, Special Kids” for the Mahoning Valley Parent magazine in Ohio; and has expanded into Parent magazines in parts of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. She is also a contributing author at Maria is very passionate about getting the word out to special parents that they are not alone in their journey of raising their special child; and that they were chosen by God to parent their children. Maria welcomes comments and communication. If you would like to talk to her, please e-mail her. Our e mail address is in our profile. We also love comments!

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