Taking on Your Child’s Illness

When I was sick as a kid, my dad would come over to me and tell me that he wished he could be sick for me. That never made sense to me. Why would someone want to be sick?

That changed a couple of months ago when my 4-year-old daughter was sick. She had a fever and was vomiting quite a bit. She was miserable. I would have given just about anything to be sick for her. I just didn’t want my little girl to feel bad. I didn’t want my little girl to suffer.

That day, I think I learned a little bit about how Jesus feels towards us. He doesn’t want us to suffer. As a matter of fact, He gave everything so we wouldn’t have to. Today is the day we call Good Friday. Today is the day we remember all that Jesus did for us on the cross. We remember He took our sin and suffered so we wouldn’t have to. Without Good Friday there would be no Easter.

Take time today and stop.

Remember what Jesus suffered for you.