The Right Perspective

Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Bible According to Ethan

Ethan is 6 years old.  He has a rather unique perspective on things.  Take for instance, our conversation while getting ready for church this morning.  We'd been talking about the upcoming football games that we were planning to watch today (the Colts and the Broncos).  We had mentioned something about Peyton Manning which began this dialogue between Ethan and me:

Ethan:  Peyton?  Didn't Peyton betray God?
Me:  Ummm...not to my knowledge.  I think you mean Judas.  Judas betrayed Jesus.

A few minutes later....

Ethan:  No, I mean didn't Peyton betray God...not Jesus? 
Me:  (It suddenly dawned on me the way his mind was working) OH!!!  I think you're thinking of
         Satan!  Yes, Satan did betray God.
Ethan:  Yep, I knew it sounded like that.

And then he came to me a week or so ago and asked, "Mom, what does 'the sign-o' mean?"  So I said, well, I don't know.  What do you mean?  To which he replied, "You know, like when you sing, 'Jesus loves me, the-sign-o'."

Ah yes....Jesus loves me, this I know!

This kid keeps us guessing....and laughing.