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"Can God Turn Off My Fan For Me?"
April 10, 2007, 2:30 pm
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I was going to write about this, but then I realized that Kristin is so much better at writing than I am. Here is what she wrote, in case you missed it at her blog.

My 4 1/2 year old son is always asking me questions. He has a lot of questions about God,
Why aren’t his ears bigger? Can he hear through walls, dirt, and when you are in the car? Is God as strong as daddy? How did God make a plant? Can God turn off my fan for me?

He asked one this weekend that turned into a long disscussion.
What is a Christian, are all adults Christians?
We talked about these things for a full 10 minutes, which is a long time for my energetic son. Littered throughout were really serious questions such as, “What happens when we die?” and “Are you going to die first, or is daddy because he’s older?”

I explained that it was important to pray to Jesus and tell him that you believe He’s the one God, and that you want him in your heart. He replied, “I’ll do that when I’m 34 or 18.” We went onto other things, but that night at bedtime, he asked me if I would pray to help Jesus get Into his heart. I asked him what he thought that meant to him. He said, “That I love Jesus, that He’s God, He’s alive, and I want to follow him.” We prayed, he repeated what I said, we said Amen, and with sheer joy on his face, he said, “Mama I’m a Christian!”


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That’s awesome! Celebrating in heaven!

Comment by KathyH

Thats beautiful man. Its a great thing that he’ll remember praying that with his dad. I did the same when I was about that age and remember it clear as day.

nice picture btw.

Comment by Seth Ward

Awesome! Childlike faith is perfect.


Comment by GrovesFan

Man, I wanted you to know how your post (or better, your wife’s) made me happy, but in order to do that, I’d have to write this comment in portuguese.

It literally brought tears to my eyes.

Thank you very much for this, and for remembering me that God is not complicated. I needed that, after 3 years in seminary.

God bless all of yours.

Comment by Eduardo Mano

I need to comment here…May the Lord be praised. Kristin and Blue called right after that amazing, wonderful event. As his Grandparents, we could not be prouder, or happier. “There is no greater joy than to know you children walk with in the Truth”.
Congratulations to Eliot Blue and his parents for introducing him to an all wise God to lead his life.
We love you all so much.

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