He has become very interested in whatever I am posting. So interested in fact, that he has begun to give me ideas for things to write about. He is so sure there are millions of people reading my blog (site meter tells me otherwise LOL) and that it "will change the world." (That is a story for another time.) He will sometimes tell me an idea he has for what I should write about, and then he continues to ask if I have written it yet... over and over and over.... you get the point.
So this morning before school, he asked me for the umpteenth time if I had written about the shark and the ship yet. Let me explain. He is very mature spiritually for his age. He comes up with some things that I truly marvel over sometimes. Those of you who know him personally will agree with me. He asks questions that are way beyond what most 8 year olds would ask about the Bible. Once he asked me if he had to pray for Satan since he is his enemy, and the Bible says we should pray for our enemies. He also asked if God created everything, then why did he create Satan in the first place? How would you answer those?
Anyway, a week or so ago, we were doing our morning devotions, and our conversation went something like this:
"Mom, is Jesus kind of like a ship and Satan kind of like a shark?"
"I'm not sure what you mean Spencer."
"Well, you see, we really are just supposed to dive right into the water, but sometimes we are afraid to do that because there might be a shark down there that wants to eat us. Then we need a ship to climb onto to keep us safe. So... Satan is kind of like a shark that wants to eat us and Jesus is our ship that keeps us safe when we need it."
"I guess you could look a it that way Spencer."
See what I mean. I don't know where he comes up with this stuff. But as I thought some more about what he said these two these things came to mind.
I guess he is right. We are supposed to dive right in. But there is an enemy that seeks to kill, steal from and destroy us. We know there is a shark out there and we let people swim unaware anyway. But we have a ship that is big enough to keep us all safe. We need to let people know about the ship and the shark.
So today when I pick him up from school and he asks "Mom did you write about the ship and the shark yet?" I can answer "Yes son, I did. And maybe it will help change the world."