DD: Mom, does God ever make mistakes?
ME: Nope. God never makes mistakes. That's what makes him God.
DD: Does Jesus ever make mistakes?
ME: No. And you want to know what's extra-cool about that? He was HUMAN for 33 years...and he STILL never made a mistake! That's what makes him SO worthy of our praise.
DD: (eyes huge) Wow! I wish I could be like Jesus.
ME: Me too, Dolly. But I think if we TRY to be like Jesus, even though we will fail miserably, we'll probably turn out to be pretty decent people, don't you think?
DD: Yeah. But what if we make mistakes while we're trying to be like Jesus?
ME: That's what grace and forgiveness are for. God will forgive us...even though we don't deserve it.
DD: God is really awesome!
ME: He really is.
DD: Did you put half and half in here? (looking at her hot cocoa)
And just as quickly as the deep, poignant conversation started, it was OVER! But, WOW. Where did I learn to say stuff like that? It almost sounded like a Hallmark movie. If you had told me ten years ago that I would be having a discussion like that with my daughter, I wouldn't have believed it. I probably wouldn't have even believed I would HAVE a daughter, much less be having such a thoughtful, important conversation about the God of the universe with her. That is the power of the Spirit. He works constantly, but I don't notice a lot of the time. Then I get little glimpses of the importance of my role as mother to my children...and am blown away. I don't want to waste a moment of our time together!