Thursday, December 27, 2007

Religion Questions from a FIVE year old

The day is past, but the life of Christ goes on in our hearts for eternity. Yesterday Lauren asked lots of Questions, see, since we do not put up a tree, at this point in our lives, we get lots of questions on others beliefs.

Those questions never seem to be easy, you would think at 5 years old, they would be simple questions, but alas, it is not so. Fortunately, the answers are very simple when it comes down to it. Faith is HUGE, and when we are asked a faith based question with answers that only faith can explain we turn to the Word and look for the answer.
She was interested in how he lives even though he died, and yes, my baby girl got the revelation that easter can not be dated right either just based off of basic math principles. We explained that this time of year we celebrate Christ's Birth, Life and in turn, his death. That's how we do it in our home, its not just his birthday, but all about who he was, what he did, and why it was so significant.
Lauren had to understand the death, he was dead three days and three nights (Matthew 12:40) so he rose on the 4th day, and yes, she figured that out, I did not have to instruct, its basic math.

I am glad she can understand these things at 5 years old, I am glad she is interested, I would rather instill faith in a child, and allow her to ask questions now, while doubt is easy to overcome than be like I was as a child, and accept what I was told as fact, then as an adult, start having all the questions, they were a lot harder for me to overcome, since I had the disadvantage of years to learn things.

Hope everyone had a great Christmas no matter how you celebrate the day or if you celebrate it, at least its a day to be with family instead of at work.

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