Sunday, December 7, 2008
Conversations with The Pickle: How Old is God?
"Mommy, did you know that Christmas is Jesus' birthday?"
"Yes, baby, I did,"
"So, Christmas is when Jesus has His birthday?"
"Yes, Baby, we celebrate Christmas to celebrate when Jesus was born."
Long pause......the wheels were turning.......
"So is He going to be born-again?" Pickle looked at me with total confusion.
Another long pause, "Mommy, how old is God?"
No response from me as my wheels were turning...
"Mommy, how old is God??" He definitely used his playground voice
So, I did what any other parent who doesn't know the answer: I passed the buck.
"Go ask your dad," I replied.
From the other room I could hear the interrogation,"Where is God? What do you
mean He's invisible?" "Is He in this room?""Oh, God, I'm coming to find you!".
And that's my prayer everyday.