BEN: What if the earth was a giant boom box / ipod? ANd it was playing songs to Jesus!
Ben at 6
DEALING WITH BAD NEWS
Sometimes in the car, bad news will come on the radio before we can turn it off. Today this conversation followed:
MY OLDER BOY: “Why do they always tell us the bad news?
MY LITTLE GIRL: “I think I know why they always tell us the bad news. It’s to remind us to look after each other and to look after children!”
My Little Girl at 7.
MY LITTLE GIRL: “I think all the superheroes must know Jesus.”
DADDY: “What makes you think that?”
MY LITTTLE GIRL: “Because they always want to help people.”
MY LITTLE BOY – after a few moment’s careful thought,
he smiles and says “Play”
(This was when My Little Boy was 19 months old)
“If the Jesus church is broken it doesn’t matter,
because there’s still Jesus.”
So says My Boy at 4 years old!
(He was talking about his Lego model.)
“Before you were a little girl you were a baby. Before you were a baby you were a little baby in Mummy’s tummy. Before that you were a tiny, tiny, tiny little baby that Jesus put in Mummy’s tummy one night when Mummy and Daddy were having a cuddle…”
…which seems to satisfy her.
The other evening we were looking at a picture of Mummy “before you came”.
“Where am I?” asks My Little Girl.
“Oh this was before you came,” says Daddy.
“Was I in Mummy’s tummy?” asks My Little Girl.
“No,” says Daddy. “This was before you were in Mummy’s tummy!”
“Oh I see,” she says and pauses, “When Jesus was holding me!”
(This was when My Little Girl had just turned 5)
HOW DID YOU KNOW?
“I want this one Daddy,” says My Little Boy. (It was the 1662 CofE Prayer Book.)
“Why do you want that one?” asks Daddy.
“Because it’s got Jesus in it!” says My Little Boy.
“How did you know that it’s got Jesus in it?” asks Daddy (since the Prayer Book has no pictures in it.)
(This was when My Little Boy had just turned 3)