This week, we will be talking about the importance of the Gospel from a 10 year old’s point of view. Buckle up, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride!
As a father of 4 boys I have a pretty deep well of funny kids stories. I’m sure most parents would agree with the confession, “I’ve learned a lot about myself through my kids.” Nobody prepared me for the mountain of guilt that comes with these tiny humans. Somedays they are like little mirrors that make me feel awful about myself; other days I’m really proud that they managed to sponge something of value off of me. This story is one of those good moments!
A while back, I overheard my youngest son (Grayson) asking my oldest son (Josh) a question while they were sloping their way through their breakfast cereal. “Will there be aliens in heaven?” How their little brains connected Astrobiology to Soteriology I will never know! Josh’s answer was so matter of fact! With a mouth half full of Lucky Charms Josh said, “If there are aliens out there, they need Jesus, too.” Grayson looked up from his spoon, nodded and said, O.K., that makes sense.” Then they just went about their day.
My little Joshy gets it! Salvation comes thru Christ Alone, and now because Josh gets it, his little brother gets it, too! They take the Bible seriously when it says “whoever”.
“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.”
Whoever could be talking about: boys, girls, Americans, Hispanics, Africans, red, yellow, black, white or even little green men! If sin is going to come off, Jesus is the only way to take it off. As a dad, husband, pastor, and wannabe-theologian, I am super proud of the conclusion my kiddos came to. This time, they picked up something good from me, but don’t worry I have plenty of stories I’ll be sharing where they picked up some of my more shameful habits.
Your favorite Church Planter,