My boy and I were having a special snuggle time tonight. With it came an interesting conversation that began with what he wanted to be when he grew up to discussing what Jesus was like. Our little talk went something like this:
"Is Jesus good, Seth?" I asked.
"Yup. Jesus is good," Seth replied. "He's good AND nice. All the time."
"He doesn't kick."
"He doesn't punch."
"He doesn't bite."
"He doesn't pinch."
"He doesn't spit." All wonderful words of wisdom from my boy.
Impressed, I asked him if someone told him this.
"Nope. I just know it. Jesus also doesn't lie. But sometimes I do."
Now, how can my heart not melt when he speaks like this? After discussing the "lying" thing for a bit, I asked him if he wanted to know Jesus when he was older (because he has already said that he is TOO young).
"Yup," he said.
"How do you know that you're saved?" I asked him.
"When you walk with Jesus," he answered.
Stifling a chuckle - because after all, walking with Jesus IS part of being saved - we got down to the bare bones plan of salvation. When we came to baptism, he explained very earnestly that,
"Someone gets in the water, and then goes underneath the water. ALL of him, with no part staying outside the water!" he said emphatically.
I absolutely love these little talks. Not only do they let me know how much he really understands, but the unique child-like understanding is sometimes cute and startlingly accurate.