Calling Cm Christian Mama's -"i cant wait to die.." What would you have said?
What do you say to that?
I dont want to tell him "no, you dont want to go to heaven right now". I want him to want to go to heaven when he dies, WHEN HE IS OLD AND LIVED A FULL LIFE!!
I explained it to him that "wanting to go to heaven and be with God is great, but God wants us to live our lives first and take us to heaven when we are old, so he can make us young again". I hope i explained that right, with out swaying his desire to be close to God.
How would you have handled that? What would you tell your 5 year old?
Just a side bar: ds is 5 years. A very happy and loved little boy. This comment was not out of sadness or wanting to die to end it - or anything like that. I was out of pure innocence and amazement. And excitement to meet Jesus. Ds has always been close with God. Every time he made a wish (birthday, shooting star) his wish was always the same. "for Jesus to come to earth and save us" - he came out with that all on his own when he was 3 and made it his every wish ever since. We were floored.
Then one night last year, ds was in bed, and for the thousandth time call me into his room (he does this till he falls asleep) we call it the night night game - how many time can he get mommy and daddy up before we yell. Any, this night was a little different - He called me in a hurried/excited voice. I ran in there, thin-kin maybe he had a nightmare and was scared - to my surprise he was just the opposite! He was over joyed with excitement and when i asked him if everything was alright .. hes said but big wide eyes and a smile from ear to ear "MOMMY JESUS JUST TOLD ME I LOVE YOU"!!!!! We were beyond astonished and left speechless! Our 4 year old just told us he heard Jesus' voice and that he told him He loved him! WOW! DH & I honestly believe that he really heard the Lord's voice that night.