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Friday, March 6, 2009

Morning Conversation

This is a side note - Dylan can tie his shoes!!!  This is a huge milestone.  He is so proud he can do it by himself and no longer needs to be helped.  Way to go Dylan.

This morning as we are trying to get ready for school Dylan struck up one of those conversations that leaves you stuttering at a parent.  He had many questions about God and heaven.  I was so happy he was so inquisitive about it all, but there are just some questions that are tough to answer in a 7 year old's language.

D:  If my body goes in the ground when I die, how will I go see Jesus?
M:  Your body and bones stay in the ground, but your spirit goes to be with Jesus.  
D:  Huh?
M:  You are made up of more than just bones and skin, you have a spirit too.  Kinda like a ghost, but not a ghost.  (Jesus help me.)
D:  Will I have skin in heaven?  What about hair?
M:  We will be perfect.
D:  Will God have lots of balls in heaven?  I want to run and play football all the time.  Do you think God will play football with me?
M:  I'm sure God would love to play football with you.  You will be the best football player in all of heaven I am sure.
D:  I wish we could have running shoes, but I think we will have to wear sandals.
M:  Who knows?
D:  The devil is bad and he has bad angels.  Why is he bad?
M:   (The explanation of the fall of Satan as simplistic as possible.)
D:  So the devil won't be in heaven?
M:  No, he won't.
D:  I think I will just kill the devil.
M:  We can't kill the devil.  Only God can defeat the devil.
D:  God is the toughest of all.  Why doesn't God go ahead and kill him already???
M:  Good question.  God has a perfect plan and will take care of the devil when the time is right.
D:  I'm glad I will get to see my friends and teachers and family in heaven.
M:  If they love Jesus and ask Him into their heart then you will.  That is why we pray for those who don't know God.  So they can.
D:  There won't be any bad guys in heaven.
M:  No, no bad guys.

Jesus, please continue to teach me so that I can teach my children.  And help us all to remember that there is FREEDOM in YOU.  Amen.

1 comment:

Sara said...

Way to go Dylan! Those conversations get deeper and deeper as we go along. There are times I just run out of words and just start stuttering myself. We need a book on how to answer questions like these! I love reading your blog. It always lifts my spirit and makes me want to strive to be a better Christian. Keep it up :-)