I John 3:18

All original content copyright Jessica Nicole Schafer, 2007-2016.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

DYLAN SAID TO ME YESTERDAY, “WE CAN’T SEE GOD…”…I QUICKLY RESPONDED……. ”YES, THAT’S RIGHT BABY, WE CAN’T. BUT WE KNOW HE’S THERE, RIGHT? BECAUSE WE CAN FEEL THAT HE’S HERE, CAN’T YOU FEEL HOW MUCH HE LOVES YOU? WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE WORLD HE MADE US, IT REMINDS US THAT HE’S HERE.”. REALLY GOOD ANSWER, JES. THAT WAS A DEEP, THEOLOGICAL WAY TO ANSWER HIM. NOW HE’LL THINK MORE. HE IMMEDIATELY SOUNDED BACK WITH, “YEAH, BUT MOMMY, WE STILL CAN'T SEE HIM, WHY CAN’T WE SEE HIM?”. SHEEEEESH. “I DON’T KNOW, BABY. WE JUST CAN’T…ONE DAY WE WILL”. I’M WITH HIM. WHY CAN’T WE? I WANT TO. OR MAYBE WE DO, (AS MY HUSBAND PUTS IT) AND HE'S JUST NOT WHAT WE'RE EXPECTING. BUT HOW DO I EXPLAIN THAT TO MY 3-YEAR-OLD? (P.S. HE READ THE WORD 'DEVELOP' ALL BY HIMSELF....I THINK I'M GOING TO HAVE TO REDO OUR HOMESCHOOL CURRICULUM FOR THE YEAR...)

VBS WAS WONDERFUL!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND “THE PIRATES WHO DON’T DO ANYTHING: A VEGGIETALES VBS”. IT WAS AMAZING. I PRAYED THE FIRST NIGHT THAT WE’D HAVE SO MANY KIDS THAT OUR BUS WOULD HAVE TO MAKE TWO TRIPS, AND THE NEXT DAY, WE HAD TOO MANY KIDS! WE HAD THE BUS AND TWO EXTRA VEHICLES PICKING UP CHILDREN ALL WEEK. WE GAVE OUT THE NASB (COMPLETE ONE, I CAN’T STAND WHEN ONLY THE NEW TESTAMENTS ARE GIVEN OUT, IT JUST RUBS ME THE WRONG WAY) AND WE EVEN RAN OUT OF BIBLES!! WE HAD TO DIG SOME OUT OF THE CHURCH LIBRARY TO GIVE AWAY. DARRYL LOVED BEING THE COMMODORE, AND WE EVEN HAD EYEPATCHES AND TATTOOES FOR THE KIDS. HAHA. IT WAS SO FUNNY. MONTHS OF PLANNING FINALLY WRAPPED UP BEAUTIFULLY. THANK GOD, WE COULD TELL HIS HAND WAS ALL OVER THIS, BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW WE CAN’T DO IT BY OURSELVES.

4 comments:

Brea said...

Glad VBS went well! It sounds like it was a lot of fun.

Thanks for checkin' on me and my peeps. I'm doing well. Been very busy, which has been good, because I haven't had time to sit and dwell. Not that I've tried to push it away completely or anything, but it's been nice to have some productive distractions.

I did start smoking again. I guess it's been the vice I've picked up since it happened. (Don't tell my mom; she's strangle me.) So other than the stinky bad habit, life has mostly returned to normal.

I wish we lived closer, because I totally want to meet Dylan! He seems like such a wonderful, precious kid. You are so blessed!

~Brea

Thirdtimemomma said...

OMG..Dylan read "develop"...That boy is smart! Logan read 9 sentences...Grr...And none of the words was more than three letters long. :) Ah well. We all cant be the spawn of Darryl. :)

We had our first week of school this week. Ah! Fighting over addition and subtration.. its the life.

HOw are y'all?

Rebecca said...

Sometimes I laugh when I remember you're a preachers wife :) I don't know why. I just think you're so cute. Cute little preachers wife!

dylan is smart. i think he gets it from his aunt rebecca.

Vix said...

I moved again.. Come see me. And how was Camp?