Tuesday, January 18, 2011

David and Mommy Discuss Heaven

Today TJ and David had to preach the word to me together, so TJ chose an easy Bible verse for David. John 3:16, "For God so loved the world..."

We discussed each word. David was most interested in the idea of eternal life.

David: "Will I be big in heaven?"
Me: "You will have a glorified body. A body better than this one. It won't grow old. It won't feel pain."
D: "Yes, but there won't be animals in heaven."
M: "Well, I'm not sure. I think that God likes animals, He may have some there."
D: "And fruit?" [what?]
M:  "Yes, lots of fruit. Best fruit you ever had in your life."
D: "Like the gooey fruit we had in Costa Rica?"
M:"Yes, only better."
David giggles with anticipation. He likes fruit.

D: "Will I be naked?"
M: "Well, you can't take anything with you, so you won't have clothes. But I think He will give us all robes."
D: "Woo-hoo!"
(I realized at this point David is thinking of a bathrobe. Which to him is a great thing. If it was up to him, he'd walk around in a bathrobe all day.)
M: "Probably not a bathrobe though."
D: [Frowning].
M: "And probably a crown."

D: "Will I be able to see space below the clouds?"
M: "Um, I guess so." [???]
D: "Maybe Jesus will give me a spacesuit so I can push the clouds away and go down into space."
M: "Maybe... or you might be able to go there without a spacesuit."
D: "What?"
M: "When Jesus was in a glorified body, He could do stuff like walk through walls."
David's eyes got bigger.

D: "Will we sit in heaven?"
M: "Sit?"
D: "Yeah, sit down."
M: "Well, the Bible says Jesus is sitting on the right hand of the Father, so yes, we will sit in heaven."
David ponders this for a while, and then in a loud voice, with a confused look on his face, he asks:

D: "Jesus is SITTING ON God's HAND? Why does He have to sit on His hand?"
M: "DAVID!!!"


  1. Love it! Thanks for sharing Anne!

  2. David Lawson makes me laugh!

    I'm suprised that David didn't follow the question about fruit with one about yogurt! I suppose he assumes if there is one, the other has to be there, as well.