Thursday, September 27, 2007

Kids and their funny questions

So today my husband worked it out for me to spend some time with just my son. I never get to do this so it was really nice. We went out to dinner at Jason's Deli, which he said was his favorite because of the free muffins and frozen yogurt. Then after dinner we went to his soccer practice. He was being as talkative as usual when all of the sudden he got sad and said "I don't want daddy to die before me." (I never could figure out where this thought came from. I asked did someone talk about dying, at school, on a show) So I tried my best to explain to a 4 1/2 year old that we don't need to worry about dying. That God has it all under control and he will take care of us no matter what happens. I reminded him of the song we sing "He's got the whole world in his hands." I explained how it means that he has us and our worries in his hands and that he takes control so we don't have to. He sat there thinking about it for a while and said " that's cool" then a few seconds later says "what if he drops it?"
I wanted to laugh hysterically but did my best to explain to a very literal thinker that he doesn't actually have the world in his hands, just that he takes care of us. So funny!

Graham's been asking about space a lot also. He is absolutely fascinated by it , as am I. He has asked multiple times if there are people on other planets. When I was telling him there wasn't , he asked why? And just then it came to me why - God gave us this beautiful earth for our enjoyment and he also gave us the world for our enjoyment. In Beth Moore's study " Living Beyond yourself" she says one of our joys is the joy of discovery. I truly believe that is through His word and also through His World. When you discover how complex , beautiful and amazing this earth and whole world are, you just have to see God in them! What a wonderful God !!

1 comment:

  1. Hello. . .I NEVER knew you had a blog! What the heck?!

    Great blog, by the way. Graham is so funny. This is a great way to remember all of the things he says and asks for posterity!