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Monthly Archives: July 2011

God made our world

Lately each Sunday morning Robert has a meltdown just before we leave for church. He looks forward to church all week long and then Sunday morning comes and he decides he doesn’t really want to go. He’s always fine once we actually get to church and he enjoys the service and remembers an amazing amount of stuff, but it’s a challenge getting him there. This morning was no different. Robert was screaming “No worship God! No worship God!” over and over and over on the way to church this morning and it absolutely broke my heart. What do I do in this situation? How do I teach him that worshiping God is something we do (or should do) each day, all day and that God is so worthy of it? I looked back at him in his car seat and told him, “Robert, did you know that God made everything in our world? God made you and Alex. He made mommy and daddy. God made the grass, and the flowers, and the sticks, and the leaves, and the trees. God made everything!” Robert listened quietly for a minute and when I finished he said, “No worship God!” I turned around feeling defeated and we went to church and, as always, despite his ardent protests on the way to church, he DID worship God when we arrived and I think he had a good time. We got home, ate lunch, and put the boys to bed. When Robert got up from his nap I asked if he wanted to help me open his curtains. He said yes so we opened them together and then stood looking outside. Suddenly, Robert said, “God made the dirt. God made the flowers. God made the leaves. God made the trees.” I could have cried. I rushed out into the living room and repeated to Christopher what Robert had said and Robert looked at me and said, “That was very good Mama.” I thank God for this little boy.