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Saturday, May 06, 2006

The Prodigy Project - Jesus

I was talking to Mikey, my 6 year old, last night about the word "Prodigy." He hadn't heard it before. I explained that a prodigy is someone who is extremely excellent in a particular area. Like a math prodigy.

He decided he was a math prodigy and an english prodigy. He enjoys both fields of study and does well at them, but it pleased me to think that he thought himself exceptional!

Then I said, "Mikey, do you think Jesus was a prodigy?"

He said, "Yes."

I asked, "What kind of prodigy was Jesus?" His answer amazed me. Later Jenny said she would have said a healing prodigy or a salvation prodigy. But, Mikey got to the core of the matter!

Mikey replied without even pausing for breath, "Jesus is a love prodigy."

The more I think about it, the more I appreciate the truth of what Mikey revealed. Jesus is true love. He is everything that is pure and honest and glorious and special about love. He loves the deepest. he loves the longest. He loves the most people. Jesus truly is a love prodigy.