Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Jesus Clause?

We have always been quite upfront with our kids, trying to tell them the truth in all areas and honestly answer any questions they have as clearly as we can, on topics ranging from sex to Santa Clause and everything in between. But this year Little J, at not quite 4, is blurring the lines between fiction and reality. While he will tell you that Jesus is real and Santa is just pretend, he doesn't fully "get it" yet.

Add to that a 6-year-old sister's passionate efforts to evangalize him by force (we keep explaining to her that we can't make him trust Jesus and that if God is calling his heart, he will respond in his own right timing, but she is desperate to see him make this choice), and here's the prayer we heard from him this week. "Dear Jesus. Please take me off the naughty list..."

It was a precious moment, but I had to bite my lip to keep from laughing out loud!

1 comment:

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Out of the mouth of Babes. Too cute. Got to love the innocence!