Let me tell you, they were gooood. I saw this recipe at thepioneerwoman.com and bookmarked it immediately! Why don't you try it out, EVERY Friday, even! Not just once a year...
After consuming one per person (ahem, two for the kids and by the end of the day, five for Mom - I told you my pants were fitting tighter lately) - we settled down on the couch and read Part 2 of the Good Friday story. After the part where Jesus was betrayed in the night and put to trial in the dead of night, we flipped to the story in our Message Bible for Kids about the Crucifixion.
After reading and talking about it, we spent a good 15 to 20 minutes taking turns praying and listening to Jesus. Jeshurun said that he didn't want to stop! He just wanted to keep talking to God! It was the highlight of my day.
(The next day, today...)
Jeshurun was heard on the baby monitor, talking and talking in the early morning. This woke Kyla up, which we started to scold him for.
We asked him why he was getting so emotional. He stayed silent. This is rare for my highly extroverted and verbose child to do. If you know him, you might be scratching your head right now.
"Jeshurun, why are you sad?"
"I don't know!"
"What do you mean, you don't know? What were you feeling that made you start to cry?"
Finally, as real, fat tears rolled down his cheeks, he told us of how he had woken up this morning, and was just praying and praying. He said he didn't want to stop. He said, verbatim, "It was just, so...sweet."
By now, our ears and eyes have perked up to realize that this morning was not just a regular Saturday morning, but something truly special. There is a change in our child this morning, and it is truly the work of God.
We softened, and sat down with him on the couch to listen to, as he cries, that he was just asking God to "know Him more," and to "hear His heart."
We celebrate the Resurrection tomorrow, but know that Jesus truly is alive today!
“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."