Today our sweet pea is 5. I can’t believe how quickly time moves along.
The other day I was laying her down for her nap and we had a little snuggle. She began to play with my cross necklace around my neck and we had the following conversation.
C – “Mom this is a cross but it isn’t the real cross that Jesus died on right?”
Me – “Your right it is just a symbol.”
C – “What is a symbol?”
Me- “It is a little sign that reminds me and other people that I made Jesus king of my life.”
C – “and king of my life too?”
Me – “No, just my life. He can be king of your life if you want him to but you have to ask him. I can’t ask him for you.”
C- “I am not ready yet. I will wait until a few days after I am 5. Because he is so big and I am still so little. When I am 5 I am bigger.”
Me – “OK- you tell me when you have decided because it is a very special thing. If you listen very carefully when you are still and quiet you will hear him calling you.”
C – “What does he say?”
Me – “Come, follow me I have amazing things to teach you.”
We went on to talk about ponies and flowers and exactly how big God really was and how is it possible that he can be everywhere. So pray that Jesus will reveal himself to Chloe in a way that she sees his accessibility and not that he is so big and she is so small, but that she is loved and protected in his “bigness”.
Peace to all 5 year olds and want to be 5 year olds today!