"Well, we learned a story about sand and water."
Yep, that's the music teacher's doing. She had a small bottle of sand and one of water to signify the parting of the Red Sea. "What did you learn about the sand and water?"
"The sea opened so that the Igalites could get through, and then it came together (CLAP), and those people who were chasing them couldn't get through."
"That's right, Kyle!" Then I asked, trying to reinforce the truth that because God cared for the Israelites, he will care for us as well, "And did that show you that 'God is good to everyone'?"
"Well, not those other people."
Oh, yes, the Egyptians. They might not have been thinking that God is good to everyone as the water consumed them. He got me thinking.
And then yesterday as he sat at the table eating his Pop Tart, looking out at the rainy morning, he said "I asked God why it was raining."**
"What did He say?" I asked, expectantly.
"Nothing. What do you think?" he tossed the ball back into my court.
"God knows that little boys don't like it when it rains. He wants us to be happy, but He also wants what's good for us. Do you know what would happen if it never rained?"
"What?" Kyle asked, rapt and still.
"The green grass and the beautiful flowers would die. We wouldn't be able to grow corn and tomatoes and broccoli."
He got me thinkign some more. It all comes back around to God's sovereignty, and His unfathomable nature. He is good to everyone, but we just can't comprehend exactly what that means all the time with our shortsighted human vision.
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,"
declares the LORD.
"As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts."
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**I loved hearing this because Kyle is not that spiritually deep kind of child that some are. In fact, listening to our VBS CD on the second day in the car, after the song "I know my God is real," Kyle, ever the literal preschooler, said, "But God isn't real." The nine-year-old was quick to correct, explaining that just because you can't see Him doesn't mean He's not real.