Wednesday, July 15, 2009

jude's conversations about God

Jude has been asking me all sorts of questions lately as he is trying to sort out who, what, how God is. I wanted to share some of these because it has been really interesting…

Jude is very sentimental when you do something nice for him. Sometimes he says, “Ahh…thank you,” in the sweetest voice. Not too long ago, we were talking about how much I love to take care of him. He asked, “who else takes care of me?” I said, “OH, Daddy takes care of you too.” With a probing look he asked, “who is that other one who takes care of me?” “Oh, you mean God?” I said. “God takes care of me too, mommy,” he said.

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A couple of weeks ago at church, we had a baptism. Jude was sitting with us through the service because there wasn’t anyone in the nursery. We sit up in the balcony, and sometimes it is hard to see what is going on at the baptismal fount from where we sit. So when many of us stood up to see the baby getting baptized, Jude asked, “Is God here?” I replied, “Yes, God is definitely here.”

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Jude and I were driving down the road and Jude had his “baby” in a basket next to him. This is an imaginary baby that he started pretending to play with recently. I asked him what his baby’s name was and he told me “Ella” which was interesting to me because if Jude would have been a girl that would have been his name, but he does not have any friends named Ella nor or there any characters named Ella in the books we read. Then out of the blue, he said, “Ella knows the way to walk to God.”

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Early one morning, before I really wanted to wake up, Jude was awake. I asked him if he thanked God for this day. He said, “God is here?” with a big smile on his face. And I said, “God is everywhere.” He thought that was a very good thing.

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Yesterday, I was sensing that Jude was having some trouble with me not being around very much. I was driving him to Aunt Judy’s house, when he asked, “you are dropping me off and then you are going?” “Yes, it that okay with you.” “That will be fine,” he said very assuredly. “I love you, Jude,” I said. “I love you…I love you…I love you…” he said in the softest voice. “What?” I asked. “I LOVE YOU!” he shouted. “I’m so happy you love me, Jude, it makes my day,” I said. “Are you so happy God gave you me?” he said.

…way beyond happy;)

1 comment:

Michelle said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Elizabeth! How wonderful is the faith of a child, and that you are able to record these moments and share them like this...thank you!!