Posts Tagged ‘child’

Four-year old songwriter

January 30, 2008

My 4-year old “wrote” his first song while taking a bath one morning.  After his bath, he told me about his song and then sung it for me.  It had two verses:


“God is holding us,

God is holding us,

God is holding us. 

He will never drop us, no.

He will never drop us, no.

He will never drop us, no.”


Later that day, I asked him what made him think of those words.  He then showed me the Cedarmont Kids video where the kids are singing “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands.”   He pointed out to me at the end of the video, there was a picture of a huge hand holding the earth.  He said that was God’s hand holding us.  How precious is his faith… I hope he never loses that.


Too young to get baptized?

January 29, 2008

What is the right age for a child to understand the truth about salvation?  It is a concept that even adults can struggle with.  Recently our family was discussing in the book of Mark when John The Baptist baptized Jesus.  Our 5-year old wanted to know more about what being baptized means.  We believe in baptism by immersion so we explained to him how that is done.  He was less than thrilled to learn what it involves.  He is a worrier and frets over things at times.  Since then he has been asking questions about baptism.  He has never questioned that someday he will choose to be baptized.  We have told him he does not  need to think about it too much until he is a little older.  I do believe, however, that he has a fairly good grasp of God’s grace and forgiveness and the price Christ paid on the cross for our sins. 

On a funny note, yesterday he found his swimming goggles while we were cleaning up around the house.  He looked at them for a while and seemed to be thinking about something.    Then he said, “Mommy, when I go baptizing, can I wear my goggles?”.  It seems he felt that it would help alleviate his fears of going under the water if he could wear his goggles.  🙂