Friday, April 18, 2014

Jesus Has Ouchies

Our 2 ½ year old daughter J is obsessed with taking care of ouchies.  Whenever she sees a cut or scar on someone, she sadly says, "Ooooohhhh!" and wants to kiss it so it’s “all better”.  She really is a little mother.

Well, a few months ago, we were showing J the Crucifix up close and talking about how Jesus died on the Cross for us and then Resurrected.  Right away, she got a sad expression on her face and said, “Jesus has ouchies!” and went straight to kissing His Hands and Feet to make Him feel better.  And now, every time she sees the Cross, she says, “Ooooohhhh, ouchies!” and asks to kiss them.  And then she smiles and says, “And then He rose again!  I love you, Jesus!”

It really struck me the first time J did it…and it still does every time.  She expresses both sadness and happiness when she sees the Cross.  What all does she understand?  I don’t know.  She’s too young to truly know what we're talking about, but what shines forth from her is that child-like faith and love.  

So today on this Good Friday, we can take a lesson from this innocent faith:  Sorrow and love.  

We should be sorrowful that our sins are what put Jesus on the Cross.  Every sin we have and ever will commit helped nail Him to the Cross.  But at the same time, we should be joyful that God gave us His Son out of love for us.  Really think about that - He loves us so much that He gave us His very own Son to redeem and save us!

So when I reflect on what happened today on Calvary, I will kiss the Hands and Feet of Jesus to express that I’m sorry for my sins and that I’m so grateful for His love for me!


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