But then....sin entered into the picture when Adam and Eve disobeyed God. So we talked about what sin is, how we all make mistakes, etc.
Picture me in the middle of the couch and Julia and Mark on each side of me. The Awana book is spread open, and their little brains are a-buzzing. Mark was thinking about how Big and Great and how many muscles God has that he put this whole earth into motion and created everything, and Julia was stuck on this sin problem.
Julia asks, "Mommy where do all our mistakes go? When we sin, what does God do with our sins?" Great Question, right?
Well, I said, "The bible says that when we ask for forgiveness for our sins that God separates our sins as far as the east is from the west." Great answer mommy, Julia had no idea what I was talking about. Why do I always answer them like they are teenagers?
Julia goes, "Well, I think he puts them all in the sky, or the ocean." And that was that.
Then Mark asks, "Mommy who made God?" Good question!! Before I could even answer Julia goes...
"Mark, God made himself." In other words, no one made God He just always was, but she puts it so much better for her 3 year old brother to understand.
Deuteronomy 6: 6-9 says:
Thank you Lord for this time with my kids. Please help me not to take it for granted.
***2 Samuel 22:23