Not the first spiritual lesson from Johnny Cash

September 22, 2007 at 9:03 pm (Christian life, Personal) (, , , , )

I had an interesting conversation with my daughter tonight. We were in the van listening to Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire and Abigail asked me if Johnny was really burned or if he was just dreaming about being burned. I thought for a moment and said, “Johnny is talking about sinning. He is saying that sinning hurts us and makes us feel bad just like being burned hurts us and makes us feel bad.” She candidly replied, “But I don’t feel bad when I sin.” It hurt her daddy’s ears to hear that, but I answered, “That’s because God has not given you a new heart yet, honey. When you have a new heart, you feel bad when you sin. That’s why we ask God to give you a new heart.”

Lord, please create in my daughters a new creation.

Jer. 31:33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: “I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God and they shall be my people.”

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1 Comment

  1. Claudia said,

    Like you, it hurts to hear that she doesn’t “feel bad when she sins” but you answered your four and a half year old very well. Bless you, Son.

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