Monday, January 5, 2009

Are You There, God?

I love listening to my children's conversations. It reminds me how much really sinks in and it also reminds me to watch what is said. I feel obligated to not just teach my children about God, His grace, and love for us, but that their theology is correct. So much had to be undone for me as I grew into an adult.. anyway, that is another blog.... the point of this one is the manipulation of my 4 year old. Here is the conversation I heard:

Jonah: "Look, Cole! It's Santa in those people's yard!"

Cole: "That is so cool, Jonah, but you know Santa lives in Heaven with God and Jesus."

Jonah: "I know. I wish Jesus would come play with me."

Cole: "Well, Jonah, you can talk to him anytime you want. And he will even talk back to you. But you have to be REAL quiet because when God speaks, He talks like a whisper. He sounds like this:" Cole turns his head to face the window and begins to whisper.

"Jonah, you need to make sure you obey your mommy and daddy because that makes Me happy. Oh, and you make sure you share your trucks with your brother Cole any time he asks."

Jonah looks up and says, "God?! Is that You?!"

Sweet Jonah!


LeslieW. said...

That is FANTASTIC! I love that Cole!

The LaBouffs said...

HILARIOUS! Those boys of yours...I tell you what...could they be any smarter or cuter?!