Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Fifty Percent Chance of Smiting

I've played sidekicks to a host of characters portrayed by my four year old: Luigi to his Mario, Tails to his Sonic, Black Spiderman to his Spiderman, and on and on. Today is a new one on me. Today we are playing God and Jesus. Is that even legal?

Legalities aside, the four year old is playing Jesus and I have been assigned the role of God. Our job is making people. I have been given the additional job of making bugs. You may be wondering to yourself why the four year old would give lead role, God, to me. Here's the thing, I don't think he did. In his mind I think Jesus is the lead. It makes sense if you think about it from the perspective of a four year old. Or, for a forty four year old for that matter. The bulk of bible class time is about Jesus. Jesus was "real", accessible. God is..... out there. It's something I'd thought about before but this sort of brings it into focus. How do I make God more real. To the four year old, to myself. Maybe the answer comes through Jesus. I guess I've got my work cut out for me.

Here are a couple of side notes of interest that I learned today. Apparently the business of making people is a messy one that requires the use of safety goggles. Also, did you know that there are no tootsie rolls in heaven?

One of our "creations"

*Edit* Ok, I know the Trinity should get equal billing. Notice that the Holy Spirit was left on the cutting room floor of my little scenario. We'll cross that bridge when we get to it. That's one of those things I haven't figured out yet.


HeyJules said...

What a delightful post. It sure made me smile.

Shalee said...

Hey, playing God can be dangerous. Didn't you see Bruce Almighty! Sheesh.

And Iike your person. But bummer about no Tootsie rolls in heaven. Next you'll be telling me that there's no dark chocolate either...

Sea Sang In Us said...

Hey Jules, thanks. I rent him out on weekends if you ever need a little entertainment.

Shalee, sorry to have to be the one to tell you this but go have a look at 1 John 1:5

Beck said...

That reminds me of when The Boy was little and I could hear him talking away in the playroom. He was playing, he told me, with Jesus.
Oh. Hi Jesus, I said.
Sssssh! He's sleeping! said The Boy.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Isn't it amazing how children process things? I caught two of my kids acting out the war in heaven. One was Satan, the other was Christ, Satan shouted a lot but Christ was always calm. It was very cute and had me pondering the scene for weeks.

Sea Sang In Us said...

Beck, that is so sweet. You couldn't ask for a better playmate.

Ice Cream, sounds like there is a great lesson in there. I learn some of my best lessons from my kids.

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