Tonight at dinner, it was me and the 2 younger pies. We sat at our favorite restaurant and had a wonderful discussion about whatever crossed their minds.
Pot Pie: "When can I get baptized?"
Knowing that in their church camp and VBS this is something that is discussed a lot, it didn't surprise me that this is what they decided to talk about.
Me: Anytime you want. You just have to proclaim that Jesus is your Lord and Savior and believe it with all your heart.
Pot Pie: And you have to know one thing about Jesus...like....Jesus died for our sins!
Pumpkin Pie: Well...(if you have never heard Pumpkin Pie say well, you must...he drags it out with a little baby Southern drawl. It sounds like "whaaaaale"...it's hilariously precious)... He can touch power lines. That is one thing I know about Jesus.
Me: Well, Nothing is impossible for Jesus...this is true...
Pot Pie: Who will baptize us?
Me: Our Pastor, Deron. You know, Seth's dad. Or Ethan's dad, Brian. He is a pastor.
Pumpkin Pie: (in complete shock) He passed away!?!?!
Me: NO! No, he didn't pass away. He's a PAST-OR! He's the pastor at Center Cross.
This led into an entirely different and much more somber discussion about heaven. I wish I knew all the answers to their questions. Pot Pie wants to go to heaven, but he is very concerned because he knows (barring some tragic accident) we won't all go to heaven at the same time and he doesn't want to be separated from mommy and daddy. I try to reassure him that being separated is something he won't have to worry about for a long time, but his tears brought tears of my own. Praying and searching for guidance are high on the to do list now.