Matt and Mandy

    “Matt and Mandy,” Friend, Apr. 2006, 17

    Matt and Mandy

    Matt and Mandy

    Illustrated by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

    Matt: Mom, my throat hurts really bad!

    Mom: I know, dear. I’m sorry. It will get better.

    Matt: You don’t know! Nobody knows how bad it hurts!

    Mom: Well, that’s not quite true. Jesus knows because when He suffered for our sins, He also suffered our pain and sorrow.

    Matt: Every bit of it?

    Mom: Every bit.

    Matt: For everybody?

    Mom: For every single person who ever lived or ever will live in the whole world.

    Matt: How?

    Mom: I don’t know all the hows. But I know that He did it because He loves us, and that His love is stronger than pain or even death.

    Matt: I can’t love that big, but I love Him too.

    Mom: So do I.