Monday, November 24, 2008

He gets it

Jonathan and I have great Truck Talks. Each morning I take him for the 7 minutes ride to school and talk about random things... you know, whatever comes up. I don't remember what day it was, but he really surprised me one day.

Dad: Jonathan, do you remember why we celebrate Christmas?
Jonathan: Uh huh. Because Jesus was born.
Dad: Right... and what abot the presents?
Jonathan: ummm, I guess it's like two different things. The presents aren't part of the real Christmas.
Dad: Well, you could think of it like the gifts the wise men brought Jesus.
Jonathan (after a thoughtful pause): Dad? I think God's not very happy with whoever invented giving a lot of presents for Christmas. It makes people forget about Jesus.

I couldn't have said it better.


Anonymous said...

Arent kids amazing at times? I guess we all need to think more like a child sometimes.

Mark 10:15

Bill, Shannon & Maddie said...

That's awesome, Seth! His comment is so insightful for someone so young. I can't think of anything greater than my kids knowing God...not just about Him.

Anonymous said...

So happy to know that there are parents who truly take responsibility for their children as God commands! Well done God is thinking my good and faithful servant!
Just keep it up!My prayers are with anyone with kids in in these days!