Saturday, April 07, 2012

Childlike

I love getting a better sense of what Jesus meant by "faith like a child."

Caedmon is in a "Why, Mom?" and "What that mean, Mom?" phase... questioning everything!
He's learning and absorbing and craves understanding. I love it.

Yet, he's still so innocent, and accepting of almost anything we tell him to be true.


Obviously, he has a very limited and elementary understanding. I'm amused when we try to make things deep and meaningful and then he makes a comment that reminds us of his age.

While making these Easter egg collages the other day together I asked if he remembered what Easter was about, saying, "It's the day we remember how very much God loves us and what he did to show us he loves us," to which Caed replied, "And the CANDY in the EGGS!"

This morning Kristian was reading Caed the Easter story from The Jesus Storybook Bible. They were on the page with the picture of the angel at the empty tomb.  Upon seeing the angel Caedmon exclaimed, "The Dragon Pickle!" (The Dragon Pickle is yet another reference to the Veggie Tales David and Goliath story where Goliath is played by a large cucumber. Caedmon added the word dragon a while back and talks about the Dragon Pickle at least 15 times a day. I guess the angel bore some resemblance.)


He has started asking, "When Jesus comin' Mom? Where is he?"
The other night I was telling him about how God loved him and he looked out the door of his room and called "God! Come in here, God!"
Poor boy, he's thinking, "Where are these guys that my parents are always talking about??"

(a little Good Friday family fun at one of our favorite spots)









Caedmon can't fully understand the meaning of Easter this year...
The fact that he is completely sinful and would be separated from God if it weren't for Jesus' sacrifice on the cross which allows him access to God...
The fact that God adopts us into his family because Jesus took our place in accepting the penalty for our sin...
The finality of death miraculously conquered by Jesus' resurrection from the grave.

But he is sensitive to anything involving Christ and I love that. Many mornings when he sits down to breakfast he says, "Tell me Jesus, Mommy!" (meaning, read me a bible story).

Seeing this awareness in him reminds me that the seeds we plant now while our children are young will grow.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. (Deuteronomy 6)

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