Thursday, March 6, 2008

Conversation About Heaven

One day last week we were in the car going somewhere (who knows where? ;o)) and Kotah asked me, Mom, I'm going to Heaven right? But not Gavin?
Me: What are you talking about? (trying not to laugh at the face and hand motions that went with that question!!!)
Kotah: Gavin doesn't get to go to Heaven, just me, because Jesus loves ME!!!
Me: Well honey, we all get to go to Heaven if we ask Jesus in our hearts. BUT we need to ask Him in our hearts first. Mommy and daddy asked Jesus in their hearts, so we will get to go to Heaven.
Kotah: Oh, how do you do that?
Me: When we pray we just ask Jesus to live with us and then we ask Him to help us do what it is right. Like, obey mommy and daddy, not to fight with your brother or sister...
Kotah: So I can pray that tonite when I go to bed?
Me: You can pray anytime sweetie. It doesn't have to be right before bed, we can pray WHENEVER and WHERE EVER!!! You can pray right now if you want. Or when we get home...
Kotah: Oh, okay.

That was the end of it. But you should have seen the hand motions and face that went with that question! She was so matter of fact and like, Gavin doesn't get to go to Heaven. I was trying so hard not to laugh at the face and hand motions! It was neat talking with her about how to ask Jesus in her heart and somewhat understand HOW we get to Heaven.


Anonymous said...

I vividly remember when Jaron started talking about heaven. What a precious moment!!!!

amain said...

I'm here to tell you that I have some of the BEST conversations with my girls while we are driving. I have actually made a point to try and NOT use my cell phone in the car when there are with me because I don't want to miss out on the awesome conversation.