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Three-Year-Old Wisdom

May 12, 2009

The Big One will only be 3 for six more days,  so I had to share at least one more of her infinite wisdoms.

We were reading stories before bedtime tonight and she asked to read the story of Jonah from the Good Night Bible Stories book.  We were reading about Jonah and how God asked him to go to Nineveh to tell the people to stop being bad.  But Jonah was afraid.  So Jonah tried to hide from God instead of doing what God asked him to do.  {and that’s how he ended up in the big fish, for those of you who didn’t pay attention in Sunday School.  Remember, he tried to hide on a boat,  big storm came,  he was tossed overboard…}

I took this little teaching moment and tried to go with it.  I asked the Big One if she thought that Jonah would be able to hide from God.  Solemnly she shook her head no, and said, “No, we can’t hide from God… unless we are playing hide and seek, then it’s okay to hide from God.”

Funny kid… She’s right, I guess if God is in on the game of hide and seek it’s okay to hide from Him.

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And just because this song is fabulous…You can’t talk about Jonah and not think of FFH’s Big Fish.

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  1. Corinne Heiliger permalink
    May 13, 2009 8:39 pm

    My a capella group in college sang that song! I loved it and forgot all about it. Fun but super-cheesy and good message all at the same time. Your kiddos are adorable-love reading about them here!

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