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.
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.
D: THERE WILL BE FREEDOM IN HEAVEN.
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.