Over lunch today, I asked CC what songs he had sung at children’s meeting. We went through a bunch of songs and then finally he asked me to sing the Zach one. It took me a while to realize that he meant the one about Zacchaeus. Anyways, in case you’re not familiar with children’s Bible songs, the song basically tells the story of how Zacchaeus climbed up in a tree to see the Lord because he was a “wee” little man and then the Lord saw him and told him to come down because He was going to his house. So the following is my conversation with CC after we sang the song:
CC: Why did the Lord tell Zacchaeus to come down?
Me: Because He was going to go to his house.
CC: Why did He want to go to his house?
Me: Because He wanted to visit Zacchaeus. Do you want the Lord to visit us at our house? (I knew as soon as I asked that question that I had set myself up, but it was too late).
CC: Yeah. Where’s the Lord?
Me: Um…well…He’s invisible. You can’t see Him but He’s here.
CC: Is He in me? (With big incredulous eyes and both hands pointing at his chest).
Me: Um… no… but…He can be if you ask Him to come into you.
CC: Into my tummy?
Me: No, not into your tummy. He comes into a part of you called your spirit.
CC: Where’s my spirit?
Me: Uhh… you can’t see it, but it’s in you.
CC: Where’s my heart?
Me: Your heart? Oh… um… it’s in your chest.
CC: Is your heart in your chest?
CC: Dada’s heart is in his chest, not in his foot.
Me: Yeah… that’s right.
The conversation thankfully turned to another topic after that. Had we gone any further, Mama definitely would have gone from having her heart in her chest to having her foot in her mouth.