This morning, as we were making the trek from the parking lot to the church building, Princess cracked me up. Not just me, either. Anyone that was within earshot cracked up as well... and let me tell you, my little Princess has a BOOMING voice, so there were many within earshot. She announced, "Mommy, I die cross today."
"Huh? You what?"
"I gonna die cross today!" she replied, with a huge smile.
"You're going to die on the cross today?"
"Yep, I are."
"Well, Princess, I don't think you have to do that. I'm pretty sure Jesus took care of that a long time ago for you."
"Oh" she replied with a little disappointment in her voice, as if her plans for the day were shot now. "Ok then."
And that was that.
Speaking of learning about the Lord. Muscles brought my heart such joy and hope today. He and Protector got in trouble for peeing outside.... yes, that's right, another peeing story... and they had to come in and go to their room. Muscles quite nearly threw a fit, but I caught him before it got out of control and asked him what the problem was. "I didn't do it, Mommy! I promise!"
"Well, Muscles, stomping through the house and yelling at Daddy probably isn't the best way to tell him you didn't do it. What do you think would be a better option?"
"Saying, 'Daddy, I didn't do it.'"
"I think that would work better, don't you? Why don't you calm down a little and then ask Daddy to come talk to you?"
"You don't understand! I can't calm down! I can't control my anger!"
"Yes you can, Muscles. You are the only one that can control it. I can't do it for you. You have to decide to do it. You are the ONLY one that can."
My wise son replied, "No, I'm not. Jesus can control it."
"Yes, sweetie, Jesus can control it. But he won't unless you let him."
Can you see the glimmer of hope? I can. Oh, and it is a beautiful little glimmer, isn't it? :)