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Kids Say the Darndest Things about God

As a part of the nurturing process I talk to my three-year-old grandson about Jesus and God. While I'm not trying to make him "religious", I do want him to grow up and understand how important God is in all of our lives.

Afrer church this morning, we went to brunch. Before we ate, we blessed the food (as we always do). After tasting his eggs, Jarod said, "This food is good. Thank you God."

When we got home, I decided to lay down because I didn't feel too well. Jarod came into my room and said, "Grandma, you don't feel well?" I said, "No. I'm just going to lie down and get some rest for a little while."

As he was walking out of my room he said, "I'm gonna ask Jesus if you can come sleep with Him."

"No, no," I replied. "I think I'd like to just sleep in my own bed for now."

I couldn't help but smile through the tears.

Comments

Debra Stokes said…
That's just about the most precious thing I've heard in a long time! You are so blessed to have the desire to teach Jarod the truth about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I believe we all had a more pure connection with God until our birth - then we gradually lose the memory of it. Jarod is still young enough to remember and keep that connection strong. It will serve him well as he grows into the man God created him to be.
Yay, Grandma!
Pat Montgomery said…
That is so adorable. I am still laughing. Tell him we don't want you to sleep with Jesus for a long time, but maybe the angels could come sleep with you occasionally.
greg said…
LOL

I would send that one to Reader's Digest.

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