I had to drive all over the green earth this morning to find washable markers for Parker's pre-school materials. He starts on Wednesday. As we were driving from one location to the next, we were listening to Veggie Tales Worship, and Parker and I had an interesting conversation.
"Mommy, what is God?"
"Uh...He is...a man, well not really, uhhhh...a big powerful being..He is Jesus' daddy and your daddy too."
"He not my daddy. Daddy is my daddy. Well, where is Jesus?"
"He is everywhere, you just cannot see him."
"Is he walking on the street?"
"Umm, not really."
"Is he at Target?"
"He is everywhere, so I guess He is at Target. He is in your heart."
Tugging at his shirt, he responded,"I not see him in my heart".
As I was thinking of an answer, Parker asked, "Am I God?"
"Oh honey, no! There is only one God".
"What is his name?"
I have no idea how to explain any of these answers to Parker so that he understands. I ended the conversation with this...
"You are going to have lots of questions about God and that is okay, but just remember that He is always there for you and that He loves you, okay?"
"Okay, can I have peanut butter jelly for lunch?"