while I had things in mind to list tonight- my thinking was derailed as i put my youngins' to bed. amazingly, isaiah fell asleep first (that is definitely on my thankful list) so elijah and me had some quiet conversation while we rocked.
the conversation went something like this..
mommy- how come i've never seen Jesus
well, none of us has seen Jesus, we will see Jesus when we get to heaven
how do you get to heaven
well, you have to tell God you're sorry for making bad choices (sin) and tell Jesus you want him to be your Saviour, and then try to be as much like Jesus as you can
mommy is our heart black
we all have black hearts- we make bad choices and don't do what Jesus tells us to- like not to lie, not to steal, to honor (obey) your mommy and daddy- have you done any of those things
me too, we all have- everybody is a sinner
if we be good, does it get white
no baby, only Jesus can take away the black in your heart- his blood covers our sin, and makes our hearts clean- we can never be good enough
if we don't go to heaven, then we go down
what's that bad man's name that lives down?
you tell me, what his name is
yes, the devil, satan, the serpent- the enemy- he's the enemy because he hates God and wants us to not love God either
we talked a little bit more, and i sang "holy, holy, holy"
for those of you who may not know the song, it goes something like this
holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty
early in the morning my song will rise to thee
holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty
God in three persons, blessed trinity!
he asked, whats the trinity mommy?
it is God the Father (God), God the Son (Jesus) and God the Holy Spirit (the Holy Spirit) trinity means 3
mommy- is the holy spirit the one that gives us pressents- that makes us be good?
do you mean the one that gives us spiritual gifts- like patience, love, kindness- and helps us make good choices
yep, that's the Holy Spirit
is he white?
God is God alone! Awesome and Mighty in power. His ways are higher than our own and He bids the little children to come.
seems all the other things on my mind paled insignificant when matched up against a five year old seeking the truth of God!
i'm thinking that is about the most precious thing I have today, to be thankful for.
what 'ya thankful for today?