Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Kid Quotes::Vol. 27

Brendan reads his Bible on his own every night before he goes to bed. We have a ton of kid Bibles. In fact, I'm not sure how we ended up with so many, but it seems like each school year we have a new one. There is one that is his favorite. I think it's my favorite too. It doesn't water down the stories. For example, the David and Goliath story doesn't just end with the David killed Goliath. It tells the whole story. If you don't know the ending, you should read it (I Samuel 17)!
Anyway, Brendan tends to stick to the Old Testament and we happen to be reading about the Israelites wandering in the desert in school as well.
Tonight he was looking at a picture in his Bible and we had the following dialogue:

Brendan: Hey Mom, is this the Arc of the Covenant or the Tabernacle?

Me: It's the Arc of the Covenant. See they're carrying it. They had to carry it whenever they moved and then reset-up the tabernacle everywhere they went.

Brendan: Why?

Me: Because God told them to.

Rand: The Arc of the Covenant is where God told them He would come and manifest himself in their midst. (The theological answer from Dad, of course!)

Brendan: But why did they have to carry it?

Me: Because God told them to (haha. Nice answers, eh?)

Rand: God is Holy and...(Brendan interrupts)

Brendan: God does NOT get drug on the ground by His Israelite's. 

profound, son. profound. :o)


Anonymous said...

I like that he wanted a practical reason, not a philosophical or religious reasoning. I think he will become an engineer. That is sad, I wish he would become a fisherman.
Uncle Bubba

Anonymous said...

I love his questions and his father answers to him. Another big thinker just like his dad!! Love it. The Great Marshmellow