This morning, while I was in Bible Study discussing Philippians and Annalise was in Kid’s Bible Class learning about God’s power and the importance of obeying him (Naaman’s healing from leprosy), Jacob was learning about Jesus ascending into heaven 40 days after his resurrection. Only I did not know this until later when I picked the kids up from their classes and this conversation took place in the van as we headed to the babysitter’s house:
Jacob: Mommy, bloo up da clouds!
Jacob: BLOO up da CLOUDS!
Annalise: Mom! I think in his Bible Class, they BLEW UP a CLOUD!!!
Me: No, I don’t think they did that.
Annalise: YES. That is what he just said!!!
Me: Jacob, can you tell me again what you said?
Jacob: BLOONnn up da clouds!
Me: The balloon went up in the clouds?
Jacob: YES! BLOON up da clouds!
Me: Did your class send a balloon up to the clouds?
Jacob: YES! Bloon up da clouds! Dis (just) like JESUS!
Me: Ohhh! You sent a balloon up into the clouds, just like Jesus went up? You’re so right, Jacob! Jesus went up into the clouds, to heaven, right?
Jacob: Wight, mommy. And He comin’ back.
Me: Yes, Jacob. He’s coming back some day. I can’t wait.
Jacob: Yep. And He bringin’ me BLOON back!!!
Oh, how I love that boy…
Oh, how I love our church and the Truth taught there…
Oh, how excited I am for the promise of His return…
…Only if it happens soon, Jacob may be disappointed if Jesus comes with no balloon. Then again, maybe He would. Just for my boy, who is such a gift from God.
Acts 1:11 “Why are you standing here looking into the sky? This Jesus has gone away to heaven, and some day, just as He went, He will return!”
Revelation 1:7 “Look, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of Him. So shall it be! Amen.”