Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Laughter Lives Tuesday

Laughter LivesThis post is part of "Laughter Lives! Tuesday" on the Riggs Family Blog. Check our their blog to read everyone else's "Laughter Lives!" posts.

Wolverine

Lately, my 5 year old has been asking a lot of questions during our Bible time every night before bed concerning the topic of Jesus dying on the cross. He is very analytical in his thinking, and sometimes he asks questions that I get stumped on to know how to answer. My husband and I have been praying that God would give us the words to say that he would be able to understand. So, one night a couple of weeks ago, he was asking why Jesus had to die on the cross? I started explaining to him about our sin and because we sin, we deserve to be punished. But because God loves us SO much he sent Jesus to die on the cross to take our place. I share more and more details of the story based on the questions that follow each statement. Then, towards the end of the discussion, he decides to recap.. he says, "So, Jesus died on the cross for our sins, and (holding up his hands like claws) Wolverine has claws to protect us." I about lost it...I told him that Jesus is a true story and Wolverine is just make believe. I had been talking to him for about 15 minutes so I am not sure how much he grasped...but I will faithfully answer questions as he asks them and pray that one day, he will truly understand what it means to be a Christ follower.

6 comments:

Courtney Moore said...

HAHAHAHA! TIMMY what a precious little boy... I can't believe how big your sweet boys are! Miss you guys a lot! Love you!

Momofsix said...

Amazing how children's mind work! Keep at it- it will sink in!
The Lord's words do not return Void!
I like Wolverine too ;-)
Angie

elteescat said...

To a kid his age I would guess that Jesus and Wolverine are pretty much equal so that makes Jesus rank right up there with Superman!!!

DawnS said...

Too funny! We have had some very confusing discussions in our house trying to explain the concept of God to our 5 year old, expecially after we had just brought her home from China. So cute!

Christy said...

good one!
stopped by from riggs blog

Joanna said...

Bless sweet Timmy hearts :)
**the shower soother was AMAZING...it is very relaxing and opens you up!
Love you!!!