From the mouths of little ones!


#1

Hi all!

In the wee hours of this morning, DW, the dog & I were awakened by the thunder and lightning of one heckuva rainstorm (jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1143498783625&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull). Da Boyz slept through http://forum.catholic.com/images/smilies/ani/sleep.gif it all.

When Naor (5) bestirred himself this morning & came to watch the storm with me through the sliding glass door that opens from our living room into the yard, I said, “Look at the rain Naor.” He replied (in a combination of English & Hebrew), “It’s a mabul,” using not the modern Hebrew word for “flood” but the word from Genesis for the Flood (which is used in modern Hebrew slang to describe really big, torrential floods). Then he said, “Ah no, God promised that He wouldn’t do that again,” and walked off to get some cereal, quite content with himself and his great theological pronouncement. http://forum.catholic.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Be well!

ssv http://forum.catholic.com/images/smilies/ani/wave.gif


#2

[quote=stillsmallvoice]Hi all!

In the wee hours of this morning, DW, the dog & I were awakened by the thunder and lightning of one heckuva rainstorm (jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1143498783625&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull). Da Boyz slept through http://forum.catholic.com/images/smilies/ani/sleep.gif it all.

When Naor (5) bestirred himself this morning & came to watch the storm with me through the sliding glass door that opens from our living room into the yard, I said, “Look at the rain Naor.” He replied (in a combination of English & Hebrew), “It’s a mabul,” using not the modern Hebrew word for “flood” but the word from Genesis for the Flood (which is used in modern Hebrew slang to describe really big, torrential floods). Then he said, “Ah no, God promised that He wouldn’t do that again,” and walked off to get some cereal, quite content with himself and his great theological pronouncement. http://forum.catholic.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Be well!

ssv http://forum.catholic.com/images/smilies/ani/wave.gif
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Aren’t children great :slight_smile: Truly they are a gift :thumbsup:


#3

What a sweet story~!

Gods blessings to you and your family :slight_smile:

Rachel


#4

That is so sweet! I have a little one the same age as your son. Blessings to you and your family! :slight_smile:


#5

So, you believe the flood was less than world-spanning?

It seems to me like your son is making a point that’s out of context. the Flood WAS big and torrential… That doesn’t mean that it wasn’t a world-spanning torrential flood, and it sure doesn’t mean that God’s promise of not flooding the world is any less of a promise today then it was the day he made it.

I hope I didn’t misread anything or miss your point. In any case, I want to bless your family as well! I adore children and love to hear about their revelations they receive! God bless you!


#6

just goes to show kids are really listening when we teach them holy Scripture and the truths of our faith. so we have to be very careful what we teach and how they teach it. they hear and absorb everything. When kids were small we were driving outside Buffalo during a rainstorm, and afterward a huge rainbow covered the whole sky, making a complete arc. “Look, mommy,” said the 3 year old, “God is making a promise!”


#7

[quote=Troy Niems]So, you believe the flood was less than world-spanning?

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I just want to point out the ssv stated the word for the Flood is used in modern Hebrew as slang for “really big, torrential floods”.


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