So, a few nights ago as Aidan and I were saying prayers at bedtime, the following conversation took place:
Aidan: Where is God?
Kellsey: well, he is everywhere.
Aidan: Where does God live?
Kellsey: God lives in heaven
Aidan: where is God's heaven?
Kellsey: I don't know exactly...
A few nights later....
Aidan: Where does God live in his heaven?
Kellsey: I don't know...but you know how you can't see the wind, but you can feel it on your face and in your hair?
Kellsey: God is like the wind, you can't see him, but he's still there.
Kellsey: So, even though we can't see him, God is always with us
Aidan: yes, and he holds me and helps me to be not sad. (as he said this, he wrapped him arms around himself and sort of hugged himself).
WOW!!! What an amazing thing that God has been teaching Aidan. I was so surprised to hear Aidan articulate this and so touched. I even asked his preschool teacher if they had been talking about this at preschool. She said that they talked about how God loves us all the time but that they never introduced the ideas of God being with us even though we can't see him and that they never introduced the idea that God holds us and comforts us.
Macon and I have been praying since Aidan was but a tiny embryo that God would communicate with him at each stage of his life--that somehow Aidan would know that God's spirit is with him always and that that would bring him comfort and peace. Praise God that Aidan seems to be sensing this, and seems to know that God can bring him comfort when he is sad.