“Jesus is in there.”

Jesus with children from JWS

A while back, our grandson was over our house and noticed a Bible (The ESV Children’s Bible) on our coffee table. So I picked it up and asked him, “David, what is this?” “The Bible,” he quickly replied. And then he added, “Jesus is in there.”

A 2-year-old mind…The Bible = Jesus is in there.

Now there are many ways that I could have clarified his statement—adding all sorts of nuances and such. And I think that I did respond by saying something like, “Yes, David. The Bible is God’s Word, and it tells us about Jesus.” But, for now, I’m happy that when he sees a Bible he knows that, “Jesus is in there.”

(Visual from Jesus, What a Savior!, copyright 2013)

 

Written by Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson is a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and author. She has taught Sunday School for over 20 years and writes God-centered curriculum for Children Desiring God.

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