Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Uneven Swap

The other day I sat down to pray with my 2nd grade daughter. The charred aroma of a new recipe gone terribly wrong filtered through the air as she prayed to receive Christ. I tried offering up wise words and lengthy phrases to the Lord but He quickly reassured me simplicity was the way to go.

My toothless wonder drew the above picture to signify how Jesus swapped her sins for his righteousness. “He swapped my bad stuff for all his good stuff,” she explained. “What an uneven swap!”

Isn’t it amazing we don’t have to do anything to receive such an uneven swap? Romans 3:24 tells us,

“Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous.”
God gave Jesus the ultimate assignment which was to “die for our sins,” (see 1 Cor. 15:3).

My intuitive daughter adds, “Nothing, not even Barbie, pillow pets, or an easy bake oven is more important than following Jesus!”

Search me Lord and know my heart. Speak in and through me as I teach my children about your undeniable love for them. Amen.
This is posted in response to Word Filled Wednesday at Internet Cafe Devotions!


  1. Out of the mouth of babes! Thank you, Jesus, for this uneven swap. You took on all my sins and gave me peace, joy, love, mercy, grace - the list could go on and on. Your love is amazing!
    Thanks for this great post, Kelli!

  2. How cute I tell you if we can learn allot if we keep child like faith like kids. No wonder Jesus said fore bid not the children to come to me..For He knew Children believes in God for their innocents

  3. Praise God for His mercy and uneven swaps!!

    Alida from Blackpurl's Knitpickings

  4. Oh, how precious is her faith!! I'd save that paper forever.

    Blessings to you this Christmas!

    PS She's adorable~

  5. Praise God He's willing and able and READY to take our "bad stuff" and swap it with His good stuff. Thank you for this great post! You're daughter is so cute!

  6. How precious is this???? I love this story, and I especially love that He wants us in the simplest, purest form
    How wonderful that your sweet daughter has learned at such a young age that “Nothing, not even Barbie, pillow pets, or an easy bake oven is more important than following Jesus!”

  7. Thank you so much for the smile! “He swapped my bad stuff for all his good stuff,” I love it! If more adults understood this simple, but powerful idea Christmas would take on a whole new life. Have a Blessed Day!

  8. You're having that laminated, right? LOL How awesome! thanks for the visit!

  9. Welcome to the family precious sister!!! She is adorable!!

    How thankful I am for His uneven swap! God's love and grace amaze me!!

    Merry Christmas!

  10. Oh precious is the drawing and your daughter's heart. I can she's being trained in the ways of God. I've often thought about the unevenness of God's exchange with us.

  11. I have a laminator! We so need to laminate that paper! I'm so proud of you Savanna!! Thank you Jesus for making that swap for me too :)it's the greatest gift we will ever receive and the only one that will last us forever!

  12. Amen ! Nothing is more important than Jesus !
    Merry Christmas !

  13. The wonder of His Word through the eyes of a child.
    Beautiful faith.

  14. How beautiful! Love the simple faith of a child. Many blessings to your family.

  15. Love the wisdom that so often flows from the mouth of little ones! Also love the toothless grin :)

  16. Just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Merry Christmas with many blessings for the coming year!
    God Bless,

  17. Precious are the little children!