Heather Vandenhoven

is a freelance writer from northern California, where she lives with her husband and daughter.

​What Would Jesus Say?

When a mother refuses to take no for an answer

WWJD (What would Jesus do?) is commonly found on merchandise in Christian bookstores. The concept has likely changed many a person’s actions and has made the world a better place, or at least given many a cause to think.

But I find I want something more than the “do.” I long for deeper; I long for a “say.” What would Jesus “say”? I long for His “say” because it teaches me to listen before I “do” anything. I long for His “say” because so often one powerfully and perfectly placed word can motivate a “do.”

What would Jesus say? For me, thinking about what He might say takes my breath away.

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