Last night at dinner Kevin was reading a devotional. It was on the verses in Hebrews 12:1,2:
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
The devotion was talking about us laying aside those things that weigh us down or keep us from loving God and running the Christian race as we should. Kira didn’t seem to understand the author’s explanation so I said to her it was like having a backpack on with lots of heavy rocks in it and how hard that would make it to keep walking. She seemed to understand and was silently thinking about it. We went on to talk about what those weights might be in our lives when Kira suddenly blurts out, “But, you could carry your hand lotion and lipstick in your backpack and that wouldn’t be heavy, right?”
Needless to say, that kind of ruined the spiritual lesson moment when I couldn’t contain my laughter. It was so obvious that she had really been thinking about the analogy I used, but had taken it literally. I am sure she still is wondering why anyone would be dumb enough to fill up their backpack with a bunch of rocks. 🙂
Have a great weekend with your family! Lori