Tuesday, January 27, 2009

car conversation with my big boy

Hayden (4) randomly burst out in prayer this afternoon in the car, asking Jesus to give us a safe trip to Auntie's house.

Our conversation drifted to having Jesus in your heart. Then he says, "Ya, but when I'm 4, I don't want Jesus in my heart."

Me: "oh, ya? Why not?"

H: "Because, it would make me go TOO SLOW on my big wheel to have Jesus in my heart."

Me: (laughing OUT LOUD in my minivan)..."Oh, I see" I pathetically tried to help him understand that a big adult Jesus is not going to hop inside his body, but the Holy Spirit is what lives in our hearts.

Try explaining the Holy Spirit to a 4 year old...apparently, I need to brush up on my theology, because, he still didn't get it. Oh well. I guess I just need to pray :)

It reminded me of a simlar conversation this summer between H and my nephew, also 4 in the "way way back" of the van that Matt and I overheard.

Hayden said, randomly: "sterling, do you have Jesus in your heart?"
Sterling: "No."
Hayden: "ME EITHER!" followed by a huge amount of giggling from both parties, like they had some secret from us or something. Matt and I looked at eachother and laughed.

I hope it's not a pattern! :)


Bethany said...

Hey Eyrn!

Thanks for stopping by my blog...please do come back! Congrats on your journey...you will be blessed beyond belief. Let me know if you have any questions or just need to talk!! I'm good for that :-). So nice to know you live soooo close!!!

Dawn said...

Too cute!

Tamara said...

That is cute. I remember talking to Dustin about that when he was about 5 I think. So he said, "Jesus will you come into my heart" in his little boy cuteness. Then he looked at me blankly like "what next" - so I said, "Dusty, once Jesus comes into your heart he will never leave you and you can talk to him whenver you want about anything you want to..." SO he pulled his shirt out looked down at his heart and said, "Hi God" - then to me, "Go ahead mom, you say hi to God" - Priceless...

Dee said...

Too adorable!
Kids are so literal. Love it.

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