So tonight during dinner, we were doing our family devotion and learning about the Magi that came to see Jesus after his birth. We were discussing doing things enthusiastically for God, and striving to please God instead of man. After answering the question, "How can you give God your best this week?" the last question was "Is Jesus worth it?"
Reid, who usually has to be coaxed a little to give any lengthy answers or discussion during Bible study, immediately stopped in his tracks while walking to the trash can and boldly replied, "Totally!! A million percent! Yes, absolutely Jesus is worth it!"
So I went on, "Why is Jesus worth it?"
"Because he DIED for us. Because he died on the cross so we could have eternal life with him in heaven. I mean, who else could love you like that. Who loves you that much?! Jesus is so worth it."
I could have cried. He never has answered anything with that type of excitement, boldness, and certainty. He's a mess...he pushes every single one of my buttons...and he tests my limits. But I love that child with every fiber of my being, and tonight, God reassured me that we are on the right track.