I got home late last night and my oldest daughter was still awake. She’s been having trouble sleeping at night
She said to her brother, “When I can’t sleep, I remember some
Isn’t that sweet? I told my daughter how much I appreciated her and how I see God’s grace working in her. I was thrilled that she tried to understand her little brother’s situation by comparing it to her own and then went right to the Bible for help. It’s cool how God gave her a glimpse of His grace in using her to help her little brother go to sleep.
As I reflected a little more on this moment last night it made me deeply grateful for the gospel. It reminded me that everyday moments are gospel moments — moments where the simple message of Christ can be communicated by an 8 year old sister to a 3 year old brother who can’t get to sleep. Without knowing it, my daughter had lived out 2 Cor. 1:4. In her struggle to go to sleep, she found comfort in Christ’s words and wanted to share that comfort with her little brother. Now I know that not every moment will end like this one did. But either way I’m learning that every moment is a gospel moment. It’s an opportunity for us parents to point our kids to Christ so they can in turn do the same.
Written by Doug Wolter – Visit Website