Whatever the case, I don't mind. I live for these moments with my kids and would stay up until midnight if I had to just in order to quench their thirst for knowledge and satisfy their little curiosities about the universe.
Tonight as I was tucking the boys in, Nicolas started to ask me about why it was dark out and where the sun went. We had been talking a bit this week about the earth and it's shape and gravity and such. Well as we all know, these little nuggets of information get stored in some little corner of a child's brain and are mulled over and over until of course they are ready to formulate a question on their own to obtain more information about the subject.
We started talking about God's power and creativity and how he created the universe. Nicolas just couldn't believe how amazing it was that God created the earth and the people on it. He asked me if God created outer space as well and I told him that He did. He asked on and on about what God made and remained in a perpetual state of awe at the wonders of God's handiwork. He asked me who the first person was, which surprised me because we've read and discussed Genesis a few times now, but I obliged his request and told him that Adam was the first human and then Eve.
I could see the wheels turning and he just couldn't believe that God created humans, and buffalo and trees and moose and the list when on and on.
I told Nicolas that God chose to create him too. I shared some of my favorite Scripture with him-
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made... -Psalm 139: 13, 14aHis eyes widened and he took a deep breath and said,
"Mom, you mean that God actually sewed me together?""Basically yes", I replied
And then he said,
"I can't believe that God is that good at sewing"!I agree Nicolas! I can't believe how good God is at sewing...