Today I had 45 seconds to point my kids to Jesus. I'm so thankful for this conversation that went down in our car this morning on the way to school. I truly think that God uses some of the most mundane tasks in our lives to allow us to point our kids to him.
While driving to school Cayden stared out the window at a beautiful sunrise and said that he wishes that he knew when Jesus was coming back. Since that was completely out of no where I prodded and asked him why. He said that he couldn't wait to see him. This conversation led to us talking about what it means to be a Christian, and what it means to truly love Jesus. Then Cayden told me that he had read that one of the ten commandments said that you had to go to church every day. I told him that that was not one of the ten commandments and since my son clearly thinks he knows everything at the ripe old age of 8, he continued to argue and was 100% sure that he was right. At that point I did what every good mom would do, and I pulled up the 10 Commandments on Wikipedia, because they know everything right, and read them to Cayden. After he realized he was wrong he said something that was amazing. He looked at me and said, but we could never keep all of those commandments any day that we tried.
Right there in the carpool line with about 45 seconds before the teacher opened our door I looked at my kids and told them that Cayden was right. Even when we are doing our best, we can never keep all of those commandments and that's exactly why we need Jesus.
Then the door opened and off they went. I have no idea if they were listening or thinking about seeing their friends, but it was a moment that I was able to point them to Jesus. He is our only hope. We can not be good enough for God. Ever.
I drove home praying and thanking God for those 45 seconds that he put together for my boys. Today I pray that you will embrace every opportunity to share Jesus with your kids!