The ride to school today was a bit quiet. After a good three minutes of silence (that seems like a decade to moms!), Emma pipes up from the back seat, "Mom, why do we have to pray a lot, like every night when we go to bed?"
Wow. What a loaded question. How was I going to answer this one? I only had two minutes until we got to school so a full sermon wouldn't work, yet such a bold question of this importance could not be brushed off with the typical answer...'because mom said so.'
So I proceeded to share with Emma that praying is how we talk to Jesus and God. They really like to hear our voice and we should never be afraid to talk to them or ask them for help. Jesus and God want us to talk them as much as we can. And as I was rambling on thinking of every impressionable thing to tell my daughter that would help mold her life forever, SHE states;
"OHHHhhhhh, because God's loves us so much from the Earth and back and back and back and back again?!"
Yep, you got it, Emma. Why didn't I think of that? So simple. So true.