Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Thoughts on Chicken Bones, Weight, and Heaven

I'm trying to do a better job at recording the cute things that my kids say. So, here are a few more...

During our afternoon quiet time today, Lexy came to me with tears in her eyes and with a shaky voice, "Mommy, why didn't you let me push the blood cells out of the chicken bone?" Need I say more???

Tonight during our bedtime routine, Lexy announced, "I weigh 351 pounces."

And on a more serious note, Lexy has many questions about heaven, the Bible, and Jesus. Many of her questions go in somewhat the same way. I love to watch her as she is trying to take it all in. Here is how our conversation went this afternoon (as best as I can remember it).

While cleaning the table with water and vinegar, she asked, "Why did Jesus drink vinegar."

Me: Remember, they offered Jesus vinegar to drink when he was on the cross.

Lexy: Why did Jesus come down from heaven?

Me: God sent Jesus to Earth because He loves us so much. He sent Jesus to show us how to live and to die for our sins...the bad things that we do. Jesus took our punishment for us.

Lexy: What is punishment?

Me: Punishment is like when you do something that you know you're not supposed to do and I send you to timeout. That is a punishment. Jesus took our punishment for our sins, because He wants us to live with Him forever in Heaven. If we have sin in our hearts, we can't go to Heaven.

Lexy: Will everyone in the whole world go to heaven?

Me: No, only the people that ask Jesus to forgive them of their sins, love Him, and make Him their Lord. That's why Jesus told us in the Bible to tell people about Him so that they can come to Heaven to. We need to tell everyone we can about Jesus.

Lexy: When Jesus blows the trumpet, we won't be able to hear it.

Me: Actually, an angel will blow the trumpet, and it will be loud enough for us to hear.

Lexy: When will we come home?

Me: Heaven will be our new home. We will live there forever.

Lexy: Jesus will be our family.

Me: Yes

Lexy: I think Heaven has carpet and jewelry on the roads.

After this, the conversation shifted to other things. I love that she is so curious about the things of God. She loves to pray. Since Easter, she has started thanking Jesus for dying on the cross for us in nearly every prayer that she prays. It is so sweet to see her heart so tender.


Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

It's interesting how kids interpret events of the Bible. We are not a religious family, but we read some stories from the Bible during Easter and Passover. Anna also asked many questions about Jesus and his death. I hope that she will learn more about all this when she gets older.

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