Friday, February 21, 2014

Precious Inquisition





















He sat there silently on the Wingbacked chair in my bedroom,
his blanket waded up on crossed legs.

Perhaps past due to un-train the thumb habit, I don't feel bad,
because I know these years are short
and that
he won't carry his blanket around with him
or suck his thumb forever.

We visit some.

I am preoccupied with hanging clothes in the closet.
He, content to think deep thoughts while watching.

He pops his thumb from his mouth just long enough to ask me

"So. God just said 'Let there be rocks', and *poof* there were?"

"Yes" I reply.  "That's right."

Back in goes his thumb.

Then out again.
"And God said 'Let there be trees', and *poof* there were trees?"

"Yep.  That's so."  I say.

With shorter duration between thumb-pops and questions I hear:

"So God said 'Let there be sky' and *poof* there was sky?"
"And God said 'Let there be animals' and *poof* there were animals?"
"You mean, God said 'Let there be a moon' and *poof* there was a moon?"
"Did God say 'Let there be water" and *poof* there was water?"

I can't help the stray thought that
I don't remember ever using *poof* in my retelling of Creation events,
but I like the descriptive image it conjures.

"And God said 'Let there be gold', and *POOF* there was gold?"...

Loving the constant stream of valuable thought here, and provoking my own mind
to chew on a few new ideas, I answer yes, yes, and yes again.

"Yes" I say,
"Isn't it amazing that God's word is so powerful that it can create anything?"

Thumb in, now silent for a brief pause as he chews on these ponderings of his.
Out it pops for one final question.

"And did God say 'Let there be stores' and *poof* there were stores?"





10 comments:

Diane said...

Ha! I love it. Sounds like you are doing a great job of building faith foundations. :) love you!

Marie said...

Awwww....how sweet!!! You've got you a deep thinker there :) Thank you for sharing...just made my day :)

Rebekah said...

THAT IS SOME OF THE SWEETEST WORDS I HAVE HEARD.YES DONT WORRY ABOUT THAT BLANKY AND THUMB,THIS TO SHALL PASS (AND TO QUICKYLY!) I HAD A THUMB SUCKER BABY BOY AT ONE TIME WHO IS NOW 14 AND OH HOW I WISH I COULD GO BACK TO THOSE DAYS!CHERISH EVERY MINUTE WITH THEM,THEY ARE PRECIOUS!

Jana said...

Such a good little man in the making. He cracks me up!

Momma Bug said...

Oh you gals... He is too funny!
This morning he picked right up where he left off.
Out popped his thumb and he confided in me as though having spent the night thinking it over:
"I think PEOPLE made stores."
Which opened up more fun discussion and I tells ya, it keeps my brain oiled! Haha!

Good to hear your "voice" Rebekah!
Diane, Marie... thank you muchly.
Jana, let's cross our fingers for a match somewhere in there okay?

Nikki said...

Precious !!! Precious!!!!

Sally said...

That Bryce Boy! So darling!!!

Pam said...

Momma Bug, this is so Sweet. It makes me miss my kids when they were little. Love the picture of him with blank and thumb, thinking and talking of all these things. It is a picture of what our faith should look like. Have a lovely day of worship.
Blessings,
Pam

Jana said...

*Grin!*

SarahS said...

Haha! So awesome :)