Sunday, November 2, 2008

Out of the Mouths of Babes...

We were driving in the car. The previous night, my son had been given a golden coin by the tooth fairy - "apparently" she was fresh out of dollar bills. Not having seen a Thomas Jefferson $1 coin before, he was studying it carefully. "In God we trust", he read.

I asked him if he knew what that meant - he did. I asked him if he knew that some people thought we should take those words off of our money. "Why would they do THAT, Mom?" he asked. Talk about opening the door to theological, philosophical, historical discussion.... But... that's the kind of boy I have... (Thank you God!)

When we'd finished the conversation, he asked, "Mom, is "In God we trust" a bible verse?" "No," I said, "not those exact words, but there are lots of bible verses that talk about trusting God".

Right on cue, my daughter called out. "I know a bible verse! 'Trust in the Lord with all your heart' Proverbs 3:5", she said. "That sure is one!" I said, as I parked the car infront of the gymnastics gym. I reached over to my 'front seat mobile office' and pulled out her bible. I turned to Proverbs. Chapter 3. Verse 5. There it was "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding".

" ... And lean not on your own understanding" There it was. The phrase that had been rattling around my brain and coming up in conversation again and again. Out of my mouth, out of other's mouths. And now out of the mouth of my daughter (thank you God!) The phrase that I'd been meaning to search so I could appropriately place it. Proverbs 3:5.

Out of my daughter's mouth, through my ears (and eyes), and now in my heart and memory.

"Trust in the Lord with All your heart and lean not on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5

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