No earthly pursuit has been more challenging and rewarding than being a Momma. Though there are times that I feel at the end of my rope, there are even more times that I am overcome with gratitude to the Lord and amazement that He would entrust such precious hearts to my care and leadership. One of the great privileges in this is observing the waxing of their little personalities and giftings. I often catch a glimpse into Audrey's gift of being a wordsmith. She delights us with words and thoughts beyond her years. And, much to our surprise, she often uses them correctly!
Earlier this morning, she also revealed her leanings towards theology. As we were practicing writing her name (and my name and Matt's), she decided to write a message for me (something I call an Audrey-ism). She presented a piece of cardboard full of A's, O's and H's (see below) and proceeded to translate it. She said, "Mommy, this says: Jesus came to save. The day is done of death (pronounced "deaf")." I loved it! My little theologian in the making :)
"1And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience-- 3among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body[a] and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. 4But[b] God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ--by grace you have been saved-- 6and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus." Ephesians 2:1 - 6
Indeed...Jesus came to save. The day is done of death!