10.12.17

Advent reflections of a three year old

This is our third year using our Advent calendar which goes along with the Jesus Storybook Bible.
Ellis is at the perfect age for it right now, and he's soaking in the stories.  Here are a couple of Ellis insights: 

On reading the story of God making his promise to Abraham, that his family would be as many as the stars in the sky: 
Me: "How many stars are in the sky?"
Ellis: "I think there are too many to count....maybe 5?"

On reading the story of God asking Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac, and God giving them a ram to kill instead:
Ellis: "If God asks Daddy to kill me, I will fight him!"

On reading the story of the Passover, when God tells the Israelites to sacrifice a lamb and put its blood on their doorposts: 
Ellis: "If I get a boo-boo, I will put the blood on my door.  I'm thinking about doing that later....How do I take my blood out?"  

And his insights go on and on.  He makes for very interesting dinner conversations!  



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