The bathroom has become our sanctuary, an isolated booth where we can discuss freely the issues of the day. Free from distractions, free from interruptions, specifically from a particular one year old baby sister named Elliott.
I’m speaking of our four year old grandson, Owen. Often when we’re out, (church, restaurant) I’m charged with taking him to the potty. This is where we have our discussions. We call it “potty talk.”
He’s been going to Sunday School for two years, and it’s starting to click. And oh my gosh the questions!
Often hard questions, like “Why’s he invisible?”, “Why does everything gotta be about God?”, and “What’s the whole cross thing all about?” And he’s fascinated with the stories, like those about about Noah, Moses, and The Good Samaritan.
I want to be sensitive to his young spirit and I want anything I share to be covered in grace, wisdom and simplicity. I want to encourage him to trust God, because, well, He’s trustworthy.
Nope. Too big of a word.
There’s plenty of advice available on how to introduce a young child to Jesus. I’ve read and value much of it. Heck, I’ve given some of it. But this time it’s personal.
This is my grandson. I want to get this right, I want to be wise, and I want His direction. “I want to be a daddy who’s in the mix.” (TobyMac)
Yes, even in the bathroom!
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