I’m happy to report that our little super hero is feeling much better this morning. After some children’s Tylenol and going to bed early last night, he bounded out of his room at 5am this morning full of energy and ready to start the day. Fortunately, a bowl of cereal and our stubborn refusal to get out of bed convinced him to go back to sleep for a couple more hours.
I had an interesting conversation with him over his second breakfast of French Toast and I wanted to write it down while it’s still fresh in my mind so I wouldn’t forget later.CC: I vote for Turner to stay alive! Me: Uh…I vote for that too. CC: I vote for us to stay alive to bring God back! Me: Hm…amen. CC: Why are there so many names for God? Me: Like what? CC: Like God, Jesus, Jesus Christ, the Lord… Me: Well, “Lord” is His title and “Jesus” is His name. Just like Teacher Susan. Susan is her name and Teacher is her title. CC: And Teacher Marcia and Teacher Zoe and Teacher Mathilda. Me: Yes, Teacher is their title. CC: Teacher Mathilda is the fat one. Me: It’s not nice to call people fat. CC: But she’s fat. Me: But it’s not nice to call people fat, it might hurt their feelings. CC: Oh. So God has many titles in the Bible? Me: Yes, Lord is one of them. Lord means like…King. CC: The Bible also tells us God loves us. Me: You’re right it does.
It still surprises me when CC brings up things about God and I’m amazed that he’s already thinking about these things. It’s a real exercise for me answer him in a way that he can understand but yet not oversimplifying the truth. I really enjoy having these conversations with my son because his questions always force me to look at things through the eyes of a child. They often see things that we take for granted. So I’m glad to be reminded today by a 4 year old that the Bible indeed does tell us that God loves us. And yes, we should vote for us to stay alive to bring Him back.