Friday, 6 April 2012

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J Summary (3Y1M1D) - J Accepted Christ On Good Friday Today


I wasn't prepared for Good Friday today. I had no plans and did not prepare any lesson plan. I felt lousy. J asked to read books today. Suddenly I thought of an idea. I decided to pick a story from our Little FECS' favorite Rhyme Bible to commemorate Good Friday, which was Jesus' death. I read the English Children's Bible and the Chinese Children's Bible.

We read the story of Jesus' death and Jesus' resurrection this morning during blanket time. Our Little FECS requested to read the same story again in the afternoon. He wanted also to play with play theater and asked how we can play with it. I said it is best played with a story. Then an idea came to my mind again - I will use the Rhyme Bible to act out the story. We didn't have the right puppet, but our Little FECS picked a puppet most appropriate to be Jesus. I told our Little FECS that Jesus is a man, but mommy was going to use the puppets that we have. We had 2 female puppets, 1 clown and 1 angel. Among the 4 of them, Our Little FECS chose the female puppet in blue as the better choice compared to the clown. It was also my choice. The play very badly acted out, as I thought to myself. I felt lousy again. I was unprepared, no script, no rehearsal. I wondered if our Little FECS understood the play, or if I just confused him. I also wondered if the English was too deep for him. But it seemed that our Little FECS enjoyed it.

Although we did not have the appropriate puppets, we nevertheless acted out the play of Jesus' death, using our window as the cross. Later in the day, my Mr. FECS asked what we did today. Our Little FECS tried to explain what we did, the story and the play, and he got stuck. Then our Little FECS went downstairs to pick something. I thought he went downstairs to pick the puppet to explain to my Mr. FECS, but to my surprise, he brought the Bible up. He wanted me to read the story again with Daddy around. This time, for each sentence and page I read in English, he explained in Danish to Daddy. To my surprise, he explained everything correctly - That Jesus was taken by the wicked soldiers and men, that Jesus died on the cross. He specifically turned to the page with Jesus on the cross, and showed it to Daddy. He pointed out all the bad guys. When we asked him who Jesus was, he pointed to Jesus as "den søde mand", meaning the sweet man.  At that moment, I knew my question was answered by God, that yes, our Little FECS did understand. He heard everything in English and explained everything correctly to Daddy into Danish. Yes, the play though so roughly done, did teach our Little FECS  the story of Good Friday.

During bedtime, our Little FECS  asked to be read the same story again. So I read to him. In the middle of the story, something prompted me, and I shared the gospel with him. I asked our Little FECS  if he wanted to accept Christ. He said yes. I looked into his eyes and he said yes very determinedly. I asked him to pray after me in English the Sinner's Prayer. He repeated after me every single word.

We read the story again from two different English Children's Bible. God gave me another idea - to sing songs and praises to Him. So we sang some songs about Jesus, and our Little FECS  enjoyed it. Coughing as I was, I sang with all my heart. J participated fully. After that, out of his own initiative, our Little FECS said to me, "Jesus is in his stomach". I said, "Oh, you meant Jesus is in your heart?" He laughed at himself for saying stomach and said yes, he meant Jesus is in his heart.

I felt that our Little FECS  understood the whole story, because he translated the whole story to Daddy in Danish. I felt too that he somehow understood the meaning. God has put in each of us a unique understanding of Him, and it is perhaps the most true and pure during childhood. I thank God for this priceless and special day, for leading our Little FECS  to Christ. It is more valuable and priceless than anything else, and the greatest gift ever. It is a very memorable day and a very special day for us. I hold close in my heart today and want to remember it forever.

I thank God for His grace today as truely I could not claim any credit. I came unprepared, but God still used me. I was ineloquent, did not have the right props that I normally use to make sure to capture our Little FECS 's attention, yet God still worked in the little child's heart, and used me his mom as an instrument. My heart is full of gratitude.

Yes, truly it was with God's amazing grace, as mommy was so unprepared. I am still awed by it and filled with joy. It is the best gift that a mommy can receive. The whole heaven rejoices, when a soul is saved.

This is the Children's Bible that I used to witness to our Little FECS :


Nevertheless, I will be looking out to purchase Biblical puppets.

1 comment:

  1. so wonderful to hear of God's miracles Elaine! :) May Joshua grow to be a man of strength and courage (like his namesake) in the Lord.

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