Saturday, March 13, 2010

Conversations with Noah


I love being a stay at home mom. How could I leave my kiddos with someone else to raise them all day? This was a recent conversation with Noah that brought tears to my eyes. Its so fun watching him slowly understand the greatness of the gospel.

We've been talking alot about heaven lately....and he asks the first question almost every day this week.

Noah: "Noah go to heaven, with angels and Jesus, hold mommies hand? Go in the car?"
Me: "Noah how do we get to heaven? We can't go in a car!"
Noah: "Jesus helps us go to heaven"
Me: "That's right, only with Jesus help can we go to heaven."
Noah: Looking very sad...."Noah not go to the cross. Noah's hands and feet not sore?"
Me: "No, Jesus went to the cross so we don't have to go! If you believe in Jesus and love him and obey him he went to the cross for you so you don't have to."
Noah: Sadder. "Mommy go to the cross? Daddy go? Sore hands and feet? Holes in the hands?"
Me: "No, we don't have to because Jesus did it for us! He loved us so much even though he did nothing wrong that he went to the cross instead of us to forgive us!"
Noah: "God is love."
Me: "Do you want to pray?"
Noah: "Mommy pray."

So, it was just a little moment, but it was so encouraging to me that he thought about heaven, and then Jesus helping us, and he connected it with the cross. I love that I don't have to miss these moments with my kids!

4 comments:

Heather said...

What a smarty! That's so awesome.

Sara Mallon said...

that's great!!! I hope I am as faithful as you guys to teach them about Jesus so that they are able to think about those things when they are little!!!

Oh, and the orange thing in Kali May's pictures is a part of a blow up ball pit that she got for her birthday. she doesn't care about the ball pit...but she loves the detachable orange entrance that she can play on. she runs around with it around her like it is her little car. ha.

kali may might have autumn beat with walking, but I think autumn has her beat with words. Kali May doesn't really say anything except "uh oh" and a version of 'more'. not even mom and/or dad!!!!!

Mommy Roth said...

That is so special! Just wait till he's 7! I can't believe how fast the time flies and the questions they ask. It really is a good reminder for us as Moms to live out the gospel.

rbrees said...

Precious.