Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Training Up Tuesday: Your Child's Salvation

Here is a book idea for any of you with toddlers or children under the age of 10 who have yet to become Christians. My daughter made a comment to us last Fall out of the blue that startled us. One night at dinner, she told us that Jesus was knocking on her heart's door. It floored us to say the least.

She was only 3 1/2 and we didn't think she was ready to fully understand the concept of what Christ did for us on the Cross or the feeling of being repentant for sin. I told her that when Jesus talks to her, she always needs to stop and listen and always come tell Mommy and Daddy what He says.

So, I talked with the preschool coordinator of our church about it and she gave us this book to read. It is SO good and has taught us so much about children and salvation. The author compares the salvation process to pregnancy and labor and he puts it in a perspective that I have never thought about.

There is so much I'd like to say about it, but it would take up a lot of time! Basically, the author answers questions and concerns I've had for years about children getting saved, and the book has made me be much more aware of teachable moments in our children's life and the entire process of becoming a Christian. If you get a chance, buy it (click here). This is one book that I will read and re-read again and again and there will be many highlighted sections. :)

1 comment:

Our Funny Farm said...

I am so glad to know about this book! My 4 1/2 year old son told me last Wednesday that he asked Jesus to come into his heart when he was playing in his room. He has had a lot of questions over the past few months and we have had a lot of neat discussions but for some reason while he was playing, he said he was thinking about some of the things he had done lately that were not nice and he wanted God to help him and come into his heart. He went on to tell me some other neat things about what he understood about salvation and it was like all the little pieces of these many conversations came together for him while he was playing and he said he told Jesus he wanted Him in his heart. I know a lot of people would doubt that such a young child could understand but I'm reminded that all it takes is a child-like faith and I was shocked to see just how much he did get it. Of course, there is still so much more that he will learn about what this all means and I know every child is different so I'll be very interested to read this book. This is a very timely post for my family. Thanks for sharing!