Tonight, our youngest, came home from Bible Study Fellowship in tears. She came to hug me good night and started sobbing into my neck. She was trying to talk but I couldn't understand her. I asked if something was wrong and she nodded.
I asked if it happened at BSF, another nod.
My stomach is starting to knot at this point.
She tries talking again but it is incoherent. I am really getting worried. She is obviously very upset about something.
I calm her down and tell her to try again.
She takes a deep breath and proceeds to tell me this:
"I'm so sorry, Mommy. I want to tell you but I didn't want you to be mad at me."
"When I go to the bathroom, I don't wash my hands."
heavy sigh from the parental unit
me-"You mean when Daddy and I ask you if you washed your hands and you say that you did, you really haven't been?"
more serious sobbing form the 5yo
"Yes, and I'm so sorry."
me-"Did you talk about sin tonight in BSF?"
"Yes" said with a prolonged eeeeee due to sobbing
We went up to talk to Daddy so she could confess to him as well. It was a very sad and sweet sight. We prayed with her and helped her to talk to Jesus about it.
What a bittersweet moment it was to usher our dd into the knowledge that she is a sinful being. But, what a wonderful moment to introduce her to a loving and forgiving savior.
What a tender heart. May she always hear the Holy Spirit so clearly and may she always obey His leading.