N is for Nails on the cross.
I have 3 kids.
Denai just turned 1 so I think it’s safe to say she has some maturing to do.
Michael is 6 and has questions about everything and then some.
Marie is 12 and has down syndrome.
Sooooo when is a good time to introduce the idea of becoming a Christian?
I don’t think this question has a cut and dry answer for anybody. My story in a few lines is that I accepted Jesus as my savior with my parents when I was 5. I was super duper excited about it. Then I got older and forgot that it was exciting and being a Christian became quite lame and uncool. Then at 12 years old I began a personal relationship with Jesus for the first time and that’s when it stuck.
Was I a Christian before I turned 12? I’m not sure. I think Jesus accepted my child like faith when I turned 5. But I needed to get beyond that point in my maturity. As an adult I have no doubts about where I will go when I die because I can remember the moments that Jesus became real to me and I made him Lord of my life.
So far Mr. Sexy and I are allowing the kids to question life and instigate conversations about God and faith. Well, actually it’s only Michael who instigates these conversations. Denai, of course, doesn’t talk yet. Marie doesn’t question a whole lot at this point.
My goal is for my kids to choose to have a personal relationship with Jesus rather than say a prayer and be “safe.” As a mom who understands the gravity of the afterlife this is a scary thing to let go of control of! However I can often find solace in the fact that I never had such control. God holds each one of my kids in His capable hands.
And that is where I will leave today’s post. Thank you for reading!
Do you have a story about accepting Jesus or about your kids accepting Jesus?