And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Resurrection Family Home Evening
Sometimes you think you are failing as a parent and sometimes you feel like you may be making a difference after all. Tonight I felt both.
This evening, our 8 year old was in charge of the lesson for Family Home Evening. She sat everyone down and - after a song and opening prayer - began to launch into her lesson. Here is what she said word for word (thanks to the personally handwritten notes she was reading).
Our lesson is about Easter. What is Easter about? show picture of Jesus. have family guess. Anwer, the reserection.
(then she showed a video like this)
Today I am going to talk a little about how Bennett will be like after the reserection. I'd like you to tell me what you think Gracelyn? Answer: very well and clean. I'd like to bear my testimony that we will be reserected and see Bennett again.
And then we ended with Ashton doing a flying body slam on his 6 year old sister. Classic.
Despite the immediate mayhem that followed (I am convinced Ashton responds to the feelings of the spirit by wrestling), I was so touched by Emma's lesson tonight. She wrote it herself in celebration of Easter and was able to make the correlation between Our Savior's resurrection and her baby brother's eventual restoration. As Christ lived, died then rose again, so will Bennett. And our eight year old not only believes it, she KNOWS it. With all her little girl heart.
Truer words were never spoken. How blessed I am to be a Mother.