I was putting Maddie to bed tonight and we did her same routine.
She reads by herself for a little bit. Then Mark or I go in and read one or two books with her, pray with her and then I sing to her.
I sing scripture mostly. John 3:16, Phil. 4:13, Acts 16:31, along with other scripture I come across that has a tune to it. I was singing Acts 16:31, “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved”.
I put Maddie’s name in the you spot and she said; “no Maddie be saved”. I said; “Maddie it’s important that we are saved”. She said; “but why”. I said; “because God knew that Daddy, Mommy, and Maddie would never obey enough. So he sent Jesus down to earth to die for us”. She said; “but why”? I said; “because he loves us so much”. “But why,” she said. I said I don’t know, I said let’s pray and ask Jesus to show us tomorrow how much he loves us.
Then I said Maddie does Daddy love you. She said; “yes”. I said God is a daddy too and he loves you very much. She then started to grab the air and I asked her what she was doing. She said she was grabbing Jesus and then she would put her hand on her chest. I asked her if she wanted to take Jesus to bed with her and she said yes. So I tucked Jesus and Maddie into bed! I kissed her goodnight and then prayed our conversation would penetrate her heart and become real to her.
Did she understand what I said? I don’t know? Will she remember it in the morning? I don’t know that either. I do know I am thankful God is even now working on her little heart, prodding questions, helping me by giving me answers and guiding me to pray with her when I don’t know the answers!
Praise the Lord that He is working on my little Maddie’s heart!