Monday, December 7, 2009

Conversations with Hope

I can almost see the wheels turning in my little girl's mind. And she's thinking some pretty big changing kind of stuff. Last week...

H: Why does Jesus live in our hearts?

A: Does Jesus live in your heart, Hope?

H: Yeah

A: Why?

H: (nonchalantly) Cause I believe and I want to follow him. Can I have some juice?

A: ??????

Okay, so apparently Hope became a Christian without telling me. :) Well, maybe that was her telling me. At any rate, at the risk of sounding too legalistic about it, I'm gonna go ahead and mark that date down for future reference.

And then, tonight...

Hope: Mom, can you describe a being?

M: Huh?

Hope: A being. Like, Satan is a being, not a person, so can you describe him?

M: I guess. Well…Satan is a spirit and that means he can be just about anywhere at any time. He hates God and he will do almost anything to get people to not love God.

Hope: (indignant) Well, he could never stop me from loving God cause I know that God is way bigger and more powerful than Satan.

M: That's right, Hopie. Satan has no power over God and he can’t do anything to us that God doesn’t know about.

Hope: (laughing) I can’t believe Satan thinks he is better than God. (still laughing) I mean, God is just so much more powerful.

So precious...and such a good reminder. How in the world did I get the privilege of parenting this child?


Melodie said...

i like her hysterical laughter at the end. i'm sure Satan was having a hard time listening to that. :) i love that she's asking lots of questions.

The Coopers said...

We are having those conversations around here too! Love how so matter a fact they are about it and how dumb anyone would be to not invite Him to live in their hearts and follow Him! They are growing up so fast!

Jess said...

So cute! I love the way their minds work!

Phyllis said...

Tears in my eyes as I read this wonderful conversation and "feel" her heart!! She is so precious and smart! Hearing this makes me realize that she hearing about Jesus is everyday conversation in her home. Love it!!

What's Going On... said...

That is so awesome Amanda! What a little blessing she is!