Wednesday, October 10, 2007

What does "saved" mean?

My daughter and I were studying her verses for AWANA and I wondered if she really understood the meanings of these complicated words she had to memorize. Like righteous. She can’t even spell it, but she can memorize it. Or everlasting destruction. That’s a little overwhelming for a 6 year old to figure out! So, I asked her if she knew what "saved" meant and she gave me the sweetest answer straight from her heart.




It’s like if I were climbing the big maple tree in the front yard and I went up way too high and Daddy was raking leaves underneath me. And if I fell, he would catch me.


That’s right. That’s what saved means. Straight from the heart of a child to my simple understanding...Your Daddy is waiting to catch you whenever you fall – waiting to save you.

Now THAT’S something to be thankful for!
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again, REJOICE!



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26 comments:

eph2810 said...

I love the simple words out kids share with us. How neat that she did understand the meaning. Much easier to explain for you how our Heavenly Father saves us.

Thank you so much for sharing your thankful heart with us this week, Heather.

Be blessed today and always.

Denise said...

Such a precious post, you have a very sweet blessing in your daughter my friend.

Amy said...

I agree, it warms my heart when my children say God spoken words :-)

Patty said...

How sweet!! I loved your post.
That is something great to be thankful for.
Blessings,
Patty

lori said...

they say it so much better than we can sometimes..don't they?
I love that!!

Have a wonderful day!
lori

Heather said...

That is sweet! We try to complicate matters of faith. But we only need to have the faith of a child. Have a blessed day!

Mary said...

Out of the mouth of babes! The Gospel is simple. We "older and more mature" people make it so hard. We're to come as a little child to Him, right? Just like your precious daughter. Thanks for sharing. Blessings on your day.

MrsMomma said...

That was so sweet! Thank you for sharing!

Blessings,
Heather

ellen b said...

Rejoicing with you and your daughter that we are saved by our Great God..

Ginger@From The Cocoon said...

Salvation! Now that's something we can all give a shout out about! Thank you for your post!

Nise' said...

As an adult involved with AWANA I can say I have learned so much from the kids seeking to love Jesus with all their hearts! They are so precious.

In Light of the Truth... said...

Soo sweet! Thanks for sharing that! =)

Dirtyhands4Him said...

'Out of the mouths of babes'...What a great post.

texastanya said...

How precious! You've brought tears to my eyes. :) Thank you for sharing.

Kathleen Marie said...

Out of the mouths of babes come truth. How beautiful!

ZAM said...

Beautiful post. Ah, the simplicity of a child's words. But meaningful all the same. Happy TT.

Lisa B @ simply His said...

Awesome post! Now if only us adults could think simply as a child thinks :) Maybe we wouldn't be soooo worried (will this branch hold me? is this tree strong enough? Why am I climbing this tree again? wow, this tree is really tall -- what if I fall and no one catches me?)

Thanks for sharing :D

Laurel Wreath said...

OH amen, thank you for sharing this.

Jenileigh said...

Such sweet and yet simple words. Beautiful, thank-you for sharing. Stop by if you get the chance. I have a prayer request!

Talk..to..Grams said...

This is just so sweet!! She is so right! I love this.... Thanks for sharing! Blessings Grams

Andrea said...

So true...thanks for sharing and for reminding!! :)

Amanda said...

I love that. Isn't it the truth. thanks for stopping by. HUGS!

Love Bears All Things said...

Beautiful!
I love those Maple leaves, too.
Mama Bear

Vicki said...

She's sweet. Love it. Rejoicing with you this Thankful Thursday!

Nancze said...

Hi Heather, what a beautiful Thankful post. Your daughter reminds me of what Jesus said that our faith should be as simple and innocent as a child's. If we quit trying to be so grown up all the time and saw God our Father through our child eyes, then our faith would never waver. God Bless..

EllieMae said...

What a wonderful moment. Thanks for sharing that.