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Five Minute Friday: Gift

  • Posted on March 30, 2012 at 12:45 pm

On Fridays, Gypsy Mama holds a blog carnival where we all stop and write for five minutes – no editing, no over-thinking, just write. Care to join us?

This week’s topic is: Gift

Brianna and I were discussing what she learned in Puggles last week, and she was happily telling me about how God and Jesus made her, and love her (and made Benjamin, and Mommy, and Daddy, and her friends, etc).  Then she asked me, “IF God and Jesus love me so much, can they come to my house?”

I stammered. I have no idea exactly what I said, other than I think I mentioned that God was special and he was always with us, and that God and Jesus live in heaven which is really far away. “Like Grandma’s house?” she asked.  Well, kind of, maybe, I guess.

I have no idea when I expected theology questions form her. She’s three years old, so it’s understandable, but I’m so not ready.  I feel totally inadequate to point her to the gift I’ve found in my relationship with God, the gifts I rediscover every day.  I feel like I’m failing at this, and it bothers me a lot – I bought some books, reviewed my Cubbies material, started brainstorming ways to work spiritual truths into our everyday life…Maybe it’s time to buckle down and start devotions, to start her on some Bible memory – the scriptures can teach her much more effectively, I think, than I can.

My children are a gift to me from God – but in turn, I’m responsible for guiding them to him, so they can find the gift of Life… and that responsibility seems so huge right now.