Friday, January 2, 2009

Lead us Not into Temptation....

Our little five year old is starting to learn to read. Consequently, she is always picking up on words in our conversations and asking what they mean. The other night when we were saying the Our Father before bed, she started cracking up at the word, "temptation". For some reason, it just all of a sudden sounded funny. So I asked her if she knew what it meant, and went on to find an example that a five year old could relate to. I explained that if she wanted a cookie and I said no, but she went over to the cookie jar and thought about taking one anyway, that was temptation. So now she thinks that is the only definition of temptation. Wanting to take a cookie. If life were only that simple. Perhaps this is what Jesus was referring to when He said that unless we became like little children we would not enter the kingdom of Heaven. Do you suppose there are cookie jars there?

1 comment:

Moody said...

Life is definitely full of cookie jars and cookies that aren't in our best interest! I'm not sure about cookie jars in Heaven though!