I was disciplining my daughter for an act of direct disobedience this morning. After the consequence, I got down close to her little face, looked in her eyes and quietly said, among other things, "When you disobey, you can hurt yourself. And when you disobey, you hurt your heart." My tenderhearted girl was immediately sorry for her sin, hugged me, and asked for forgiveness. She then asked if she could color. I went back to my dishes. A few minutes later, I asked her what she was drawing, and she replied, "The cross. And it's beautiful, Mommy."
Yes, sweet girl. Yes, it is.
"But now, giving Himself completely at the cross, actually dying for you, Christ brought you over to God's side and put your lives together, whole and holy in his presence." Colossians 1:22