Sometimes I wonder if my kids are internalizing enough sound doctrine, but what happened tonight leads me to think it’s getting through. My fourth grade daughter had a speaking part in our church’s kids musical, “In a Galilee Far, Far Away.” The musical was cute and carried a good message, but I wonder how God feels about our annual attempts to silly up the Christmas story. It’s not enough that I sent my Son to die for you? You need to make it interesting by embedding my sacrifice in science fiction?
Near the end of the musical my daughter had this line, “Jesus said that if you receive him you will live forever with him in heaven.” My eighth grade son turned to me and said, “No, he didn’t.” My heart was strangely warmed, and I’m not even Wesleyan.