Saturday, December 27, 2008


My son Ot (7) has had a revelation this Christmas: little baby Jesus is a boy! Apparently all this time he thought little baby Jesus was a girl.

He found out this amazing news during the christmas service for children on Christmas eve. To celebrate the birth of little baby Jesus all kinds of blue cookies were served, which led Ot to conclude that he must be a boy.

'Mommy did you know that little baby Jesus was a boy?!' he asked me excitedly.
'Yes I did.'
'I thought he was a girl, but then I saw the blue cookies!'

Isn't it amazing the way children's minds work? I hadn't even considered the possibility that little baby Jesus was a girl.

But now Ot has got me thinking. I know that Jesus was in fact a boy, but I suppose he could just as easily been a girl. Just like God may be female.

And does it even matter?

Do we as adults close the minds of young children?

So many questions, so few answers.
I can't wait to have a few revelations of my own.


Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Have you read the book, The Shack? We are reading it as a family right now (my kids are older though) and it is such a fascinating and moving way of looking at God. Hope you had a great Christmas and thanks for your comment on my blog!

Nicole said...

What a great little story! I love it! It's so true--I love the openness and possibilities that exist in young minds :) Happy Tuesday!


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