Once day, after long hours of study, prayer and meditation on the word, He said,
“I saw the Christ of the cross as if I were seeing John 3:16 leave the printed page take form and act out the meaning of redemption. The more I contemplated these truths, the more convinced I became that the cross was far more than just a religious symbol but rather the very heart of the gospel.”
I was not prepared for the transformation God would do in my heart through the reading of His word. I have since realized there is a verse that says “the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)
I love finding a Christian children's book that plainly presents the gospel of Jesus Christ to our kids. We currently have 9, 7 and 5 year old boys, and we try our best to incorporate talks of salvation with them as often as we can. Here are 3 books that we love for fostering those conversations!
It was exactly what I needed in a very low time emotionally. Some days I would just hold the cross and cry. There is nothing magical about it. It was just a tangible symbol of the hope I have in Christ.