February 17, 2020

Toddler Explanations

Devotion for the Week...

Silas, the four year old I look after, has made an appearance here before, when he helped me cut the pieces for a quilt. Well, last week his older sister was in the hospital with pneumonia; she is home now and getting better, thankfully, but on Wednesday Silas decided to explain to Paul why she was in the hospital. He stood holding his throat with both hands and said, "She has something in her throat and it's vibratating and that's making her really sick." Hmmmm, somehow I don't think he quite understands pneumonia, lol.

The next day he explained allergy medication to me. He told me that he's allergic to cats and dogs, which is true, and that Nana has a cat and that makes his eyes really itchy (he was staying with his grandparents while his parents were at the hospital). He has to take A LOT of pills, he told me, so I asked if the pills help. "Yeah," he said, "They make all the germs come back up out of my mouth and then they don't make my eyes itch anymore."

Toddler explanations are wonderful! They piece things together as best they can, but they don't quite get it right and the results can be hilarious. The best part is that they're presented with such seriousness because the kids honestly believe that what they're saying is right.

Peter wrote, "If someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it" (1 Peter 3:15). Hopefully our explanation of our hope will hold more truth than the average toddler explanation!

What is our hope?

Our hope is that our sins are forgiven because Jesus paid the price for them on the cross and that through faith in Him, we have eternal life with God. We are all sinners, but God offers salvation to everyone, not because of anything we have done but because of His love and grace. We don't need to earn it, we only need to accept it.
Our hope is that our sins are forgiven because of Jesus | DevotedQuilter.com
Background quilt is Burst (which is still only a top, lol)
That's it, short and sweet. And no vibratating involved, lol.

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