We’re going to do a “greatest hits” over the next few months. This was one of the most viewed Practicing with Children posts from the last year. I still love the picture Erika included with her post. I hope it reconnects with some of you that read it before and speaks to you that haven’t seen it before. — AT, Editor for Practicing with Children
From the backseat, my five-year-old asked, slowly, “Mommy, is ‘T’ the first number for God?”
It took me a minute, but I figured out he was trying to spell.
“No, baby,” I told him, “the letters for God are g-o-d.”
He was fidgeting with his hands, I could tell, but I was driving and didn’t turn around.
“Is ‘T’ for Jesus?” He sounded perplexed; he was still looking down at his hands, in his lap.
“No, it’s not…” I spelled Jesus for him.
Finally he held up his hands, so I could see them in the rearview mirror. He’d crossed his fingers, made a ‘T’ out of them. “Then why,” he asked me, “does this mean God?”
I panicked. I started to stutter.
I felt a wild mash of insecurity and regret and hope run through my body. This was my chance to tell my kid about the cross. There’s…
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