What an interesting evening! As we were sitting down for dinner, we had the following conversation:
Becky: Jonas, would you like to say grace?
Jonas: No, I want you to say it.
Jonas: Where’d you learn that?
Becky: I had a babysitter named Mrs. West who taught me that grace.
Jonas: Did she learn it at school?
Becky: No, she wasn’t in school.
Jonas: In college?
Becky: No, she was like a grandmother.
Jonas: How old was she?
Becky: I don’t know…about 70, I guess.
Jonas: Oh, that’s not old.
Becky: well…I didn’t say she was old, I just said she was like a grandmother.
Jonas: Oh. Do they have food in heaven?
Jason (who is already halfway through with his dinner): I hope so!
Becky: well, the Bible says that there will be a big feast.
Jonas: a feast?
Becky: Can you think of any pictures we have in our home that show that?
Jonas (thinks and points): Over there.
We have a picture called “The Invitation” hanging in our living room.
Becky: Yep! All of God’s people will gather around that table.
Jason: See how it never ends?
Jonas: Is that God?
Jonas: I think it’s Jesus…No, God…No, Jesus…No, God.
Jonas: what does God look like?
Becky: Well, what do you think God looks like?
Jonas: Invisible. Helloooo–the Holy Ghost! Invisible!
Becky: Well…sort of. I mean, the Holy—
Jonas: The Holy Ghost is the same thing as the Holy Spirit.
Becky: And the Holy Spirit lives inside of us…
Jonas: Did you know that there are people who don’t have any clothes or any food. We have to eat all of our food so that they won’t be hungry.
Jason: Well, when we waste food, it’s bad.
Jonas: Yeah, I’m going to eat all my food.
Becky: That’s good, because we’re really blessed that we always have food on our table.
Jonas: There used to be Indians who lived here and they didn’t wear any clothes. They just had like dresses and stuff.
Jason: They used to make all of their own clothes.
Becky: I think that we’ll go to Walmart tomorrow and take all of our old clothes to donate to people who need some–
Jonas: You’re not giving away my Cub Scout Uniform!
Becky: No, not your Cub Scout Uniform. The clothes in the attic that no one wears anymore.
Becky: And then we’ll go shopping for some food that we can take to church and put in a basket that will go to family so they can have a good meal at Thanksgiving.
Jonas: Will I get to see them?
Becky: No, but we’ll just know that there’s a family that’s having a good meal just like we are.
Jonas: I like to help people.
Becky: God wants us to help people, so I hope you always like to.
Jonas: I will!