Careful with that mountain...

The conversation started when Abigail asked about a song on the radio. It had something to do with God's strength, and I explained it to Abigail. Then, we continued:

Abigail: Mom, is God strong enough even to pick up a house?

Mom: Yep, He sure is.

Abigail: Wow! He's like, super strong! (she's flexing her arms at this point)

Mom: And you know what the Bible says? It says that He upholds all things by the word of His power. That means the whole wide world was made and keeps working just because God said so! He can make things and move things without even using a body. So if He wanted to move a house, He doesn't even have to use strong arms to do it - He can just speak the word and it will move!

Abigail: Whoa! (with her eyes bugging out of her head) I don't think I could do that!

Mom: Well, you know what else the Bible says? It says that by faith all things are possible, and that if we have faith, we can move mountains! So, by God's power we could tell a whole mountain to move, and it would move! Isn't that amazing?!

Abigail: That's Amazing, mom! I could never do that by myself, it would have to be God helping me.

Mom: That's right, it would have to be God.

Abigail: Yeah, 'cause otherwise I might drop that whole mountain on my toe. Ouch!


The Balcom Family June 20, 2009 at 6:10 PM  

I'm just starting to have these conversations with Katelynn and I love them! What a great gift it is to be reminded so vividly what it means to have a child-like faith.