While having lunch with a friend, a four year old little girl heard her mother talk about being washed in the blood of Jesus. This child looked up from her plate of chicken fingers, curled and mouth and shouted “eeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwww”.
This was a great reminder of how Christian phrases must sound to the little ears around us. This prompted a completely unscientific, invalidated pole of two neighborhood children (one saved, one not) to get their responses and definitions of the Christian jargon they hear.
Washed in the blood of Jesus –
“That is icky.” – Sierra, age 7
“We should not sin cause he died for us.” – Joshua, age 8
Share the Gospel –
“I want a gospel! – Sierra
“It’s when we tell people about Jesus.” -Joshua
Agape Love –
“It’s how much I love my cat.” – Sierra
“It’s how much I love my turtle. “ – Joshua
“I want to be born again as a singer.” – Sierra
“I get to go to heaven.” – Joshua
If you guessed that Joshua is growing up in a Christian home, you would be correct. We will check in again on Sierra in a few years. For those who ears, let them hear.