Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Rapture's Here!

This week, I'm thankful for the eyes my children give me to see Jesus in a new light:

Being the child of a teacher means that you have to have lessons on the couch on a regular basis. Poor kiddos. I sit them down just like I used to do with my dolls, all in a row, and make them listen to wild stories like the one about a woman giving a drink to a mysterious man who said he had living water. Or, the one about a white horse stampeding to earth to right all wrongs and bring evil to task and create justice in this messed up world.

Well, that's the story we were settling in on this week. I skipped the home drawn Sunday school lessons that I used to share with the dolls and opted for the awe inspiring story telling that could only come from the Bible.

When I told the kids that some day we might all just disappear and join Jesus in the clouds, their eyes were as big as saucers. Seriously, I thought these stories from the Bible would be old hat to them, but a little freshness and mystery made them sit on the edge of their seats wondering what this Jesus guy was going to do next.

"We really get to go be in the clouds with Jesus?" "What will people think when we're gone?" "What are we going to do up there for so long?"

The story continued with a grisly battle scene (toned down a bit for the little ones though) and the storyteller (that would be me) got everyone wrapped up in the adventure of it all. Until suddenly one little listener was missing.

Where did she go? A tiny voice called out from under the table, "I disappeared to go up into the clouds with Jesus, Mom." Well, when I told them the rapture was an imminent event, I didn't think they would take me so literally!


14 comments:

Lynn said...

Awesome. Simply awesome. I wish I was one of them sitting on the couch. You are a wonderful mom, Heather. Love you.

litlit said...

Praise God! What a wonderful moment. God is great and greatly to be praised!

Grammy said...

That is wonderful. I have videos called supper book. They did all the bible stories in cartoon adventures so the kids learn allot at an early age. Have a great week.

Melanie said...

What a great story, Heather! I wish I could've been there to see it all play out... it must've been great.

Serendipity said...

I wish I'm on that couch too LOL! You are a wonderful mom. Happy TT!

Denise said...

So very sweet.

LAURIE said...

Heather, glad that you joined us this week for TT! What a wonderfully gifted Mom you are! Thanks for sharing with us - Laurie

Pia said...

aww... that was so cute.

God Chaser said...

very very cute. blessings-Willnette

Angela said...

What a beautiful post..Thank you for sharing.

Mary said...

Very sweet! Thanks for sharing. Blessings on your day.

Jerralea said...

Thanks for sharing. Children do see things so much differently than we do. I think we need to be more like them!

Laurie Ann said...

So glad you are teaching your children early on this subject. They need to know that it's nothing to be fearful of but excited about. It used to scare the dickens out of me! Too cute about the early rapture. She sounds precious! Happy Thankful Thursday!

Rita T. said...

Great post. Have a wonderful weekend.