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Monday, June 27, 2011

How far is Calvary?


Luke 23:33
And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.

It's sometimes hard to believe some of the things that our GRANDsons think about.  A couple of years ago, they happened to be at church with us one SONday morning and there was a baptism.  The oldest one, who was probably only about 3 at the time....became fascinated with baptism....and he and his brother would take turns "baptizing" their Momma in their kiddy pool, or pretending to baptize us in the floor! If the youngest one, who is 3.5 now has a cut and it gets better....he will tell you that "God fixed it".  The oldest of the two boys, who will turn 5 next month....has started asking some very deep questions.  A few weeks ago, as I went thru Wendy's drive-thru, and they were in the back seat....we kept hearing sirens, and he very adamantly told me, "Nannie, quit ordering food and pray".  This past Saturday night, before we ate supper, he asked me if I wanted to say the prayer that he had taught me....and got a bit upset that I couldn't remember.....
(bad Nannie)!!!

The two most profound questions that he has asked have been directed to his Daddy and Momma. The first one was, 
"what if Jesus hadn't died on the cross"?  
I don't know what their answer to him was, but they are great at coming up with the perfect answer.

But, the latest question he asked was.....
"How far is Calvary?"

Pappy shared this with a lady he works with....and her answer was from your mouth to your heart....meaning if we confess with our mouth and believe with our hearts!!
My answer would be from one nail scarred hand to the other.  
Pappy said from your knees to the floor.

How about you?
What is your answer for 
"how far is Calvary?"

Octavio Ocampo
(click to enlarge to view all the amazing details) 
In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!

4 comments:

  1. Excellent read for me this morning! Calvary ...is but found within my heart ...how exciting, how humbling, how truth rings out this morning! Thanks Deb for sharing ....

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  2. I think you have come up with three very wonderful answers. Maybe "six words 'Come into my heart, Lord Jesus'"?

    Your heart must burst with joy at the thoughts your grandsons have about Jesus! May God continue to bless your prayers for them and the parents who take the time to "bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord"!

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  3. Wow. It seems like I keep saying that. What a special grandson you have. Calvary is always in my heart.
    PS I have a friend who is having a baby girl in a couple of weeks. She is naming her Calvary.

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  4. I have just been reading the last supper and Gethsemane accounts in the New Testament. My heart swells with love for our Savior.

    Your grandsons sound very close to the spirit.

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