Friday, May 30, 2008

Christian Education

I've mentioned before that I teach the 4 & 5 year-old Sunday School class at our church. J's a part of the class. I like to ask him about the lesson afterward to see how good a job I did communicating. Earlier this month, we were sitting around the table with my parents after church. Our story had been about Passover that week. I tried to keep it simple and non-graphic, given the audience. I wanted to acquaint them with the idea that lamb died to save the lives of the Israelites just like Jesus died to save us. I started asking J about it. Here's how the conversation went:

Me: Do you remember what the story was about in Sunday School today?
J: Yeah, you painted on the door. (Ok, so that was memorable)
Me: Right, the Israelites painted their door frames too. Did they use regular paint?
J: No, they used blood.
Me: Yep, God told them to kill a lamb and paint their door frame with the blood. Do you remember why they had to do that? What would have happened if they didn't? (Expecting something along the lines of "someone in the house would have died instead.")
J: (Pause) (Shrug) Well, the lamb would have just kept being happy!

I was laughing so hard at that point that the questions were definitely over.

1 comment:

Lori said...

Your little J is cute, and Hilarious.