An attempt to declare the Glory of God for what He has chosen to do with our lives. A legacy to leave to my children in the telling of it.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Better Than Chocolate

Last night Trent's name casually came up in conversation, and out of the blue, Grace, Micah and I entered in to deep theological matters that I have forgotten to be in awe of. I can't even remember what was said about Trent when Micah commented, "I wish people could come back from heaven."





I explained in simple terms, on a six year old level, "They do, Micah."

"They do?" he asked, eyes wide. "Can he come back today?" The three of us went on to discuss how Jesus was raised from the grave as the firstfruit, how God is going to restore this earth, how people will come back from heaven.

"Well then we better keep his stuff in his trunk for him."

"But I think we will probably go to heaven before Trent comes back from heaven, honey," I tried to explain.

"Well, then maybe Russell can take care of it for him." Russell is our 80-some year old neighbor.



So I tried a different tactic and told him, like Isaiah said, that we will throw all of these earthly belongings that we hold on to so tightly here and put so much meaning in, to the rats and the bats when we see what Jesus has to offer us. I think I summed it up by saying, "Jesus has lots better stuff for us."

"Like gold money, and it has the chocolates inside?"


"Yep, Micah, like gold money with chocolates inside, and even better than that."


"Better than that?!" he could hardly believe it.

I wish I could capture the "awe" in his voice by typing mere words on a computer. I wish I could capture the excitement of his childlike faith. I wish I could capture his wide eyes and expectant face for a God who was just revealed bigger than he could have ever imagined. I wish I could somehow pen the joy in my own heart to be reminded, yet again, that people do come back from heaven, and God has better things in store for His children. Better, even, than gold coins with chocolate inside.

8 comments:

Brenda said...

That's precious. God is so awesome. He loves us so much ... with a love we can't even begin to comprehend. He truly has good things for us.

Thank you for the reminder and the joy of His goodness this morning!

the canned quilter said...

Gotta love them babies : )

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

You are doing a great job mamma! Love it!
Proud of you and your feta too! Way to go ;)

Dicky Bird said...

That is so cute! I too love those gold wrapped chocolates! Waiting on my chocolates ..... Blessings from Ringle

Sherry Sutherby http://russ-stickacres.blogspot.com/ said...

I love that kid...~:) And love the Lord! Thank you for sharing this delightful story.

OurCrazyFarm said...

Out of the mouths of babes!

I love him, too, Sherry:))

Can't wait for my "chocolates" either, DickyBird! Your sign off "Blessings from Ringle" always brings a smile!

It was your feta too Dalyn:))

:))) right back to you Momma Hooch :)))

God is awesome Brenda! Thanks for blessing me yet again with your sweet comments!

Dicky Bird said...

Hey, I nominated your for a Liebster award, check it out.

OurCrazyFarm said...

Thank you DickyBird! I am tickled pink:))) So sweet of you!