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 thoughts...life changing kind of stuff. Last week...
H: Why does Jesus live in our hearts?
A: Does Jesus live in your heart, Hope?
H: (nonchalantly) Cause I believe and I want to follow him. Can I have some juice?
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?
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?