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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Baby Jesus

Ya know in the movie, Talegdega Nights when Will Ferrell prays with all his sincerity to "dear baby baby Lord Jesus, we thank for this meal..." I think that is also Maggie's view of who is Jesus right now.

We were reading through my book, a children's bible storybook in Chinese. Actually I can't read that fast so I was just telling the stories in Chinese. We started with "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth". And we got as far as Samson. She was very interested! She flipped ahead to the New Testament and she saw a baby! I explained to her that was baby Jesus! And she kept saying Baby Jesus, Baby Jesus. So I took the opportunity to pull out some Christmas books about the nativity and those have been among her favorite books ever since. In fact on Saturday night she insisted that she hold one of the Baby Jesus books to sleep.

I heard that a child can have a spiritual imprint of God and Jesus before the age of two. I think it's important to tell them about a Jesus they can understand. Maggie loves babies, so I guess she can totally relate to a baby Jesus. And since Maggie knows about "fishes" and "boats" maybe later I can tell her about Jesus as the Fisher of Men, and about how Jesus calms the storm, and then eventually Jesus as her Savior.

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