by John Ellis
If we live long enough and King Jesus doesn’t return, we will all face hard providences. Sadly, even children face hard providences. When that happens, parents are often at a loss as to how to discuss the event with their child, and understandably so. Often, though, that inability stems from an anemic doctrines of God, sin, and/or suffering. Without a robust understanding of who God is, the awfulness of sin, and the overall purpose of suffering, adults are going to miss out on an opportunity to preach the gospel when bad things happen to children.
My wife and I have found ourselves in the position to talk to our daughter about God after a scary event in the middle of the night. Beyond just talking about it, though, my editor thought that it would make a helpful article, too. To read my latest for PJ Media about my family’s scary night and, by God’s grace, how we’re recognizing it as an opportunity to preach the gospel to our kids click the link below.
P.S. Comments usually go in one of my ears and out the other, but the comment from my “buddy”/comment-stalker Sam Weiss makes me angry. By God’s grace, I have resisted the urge to respond.