The conversation I had today with my 4 year old son while driving in the car.
Tommy: Dad, can we pray tonight that Jesus will come soon so that we don’t have to die.
Me: Yes we can.
Tommy: Actually, Dad, can we pray for that right now?
[So we did—while driving in the car.]
Tommy: Dad, do you think God will give me a horse when I get to Heaven?
Me: I’m not sure, Bud, but maybe He will!
Tommy: Is Jesus’ horse white or black—I can’t remember.
Tommy: Oh, yeah. Everything in Heaven is white—the angels, Jesus…
[He then continued, with a completely serious, almost-theological tone...]
Tommy: Oh wait, Jesus is light. He is so bright that I’m gonna have to wear sunglasses when I go to Heaven.
Me: Yup, that’s a good idea.
[And then he put on his sunglasses in the back seat, as we continued on our way.]
Did Tommy put on his sunglasses because of the sun beaming in his eyes through the backseat window? Or was it perhaps, because, in his child-like faith, he believed God heard our prayers and that Jesus may truly come at any time? I’m not really sure.
But I do know this—
- God does hear our prayers!
- Jesus will come back.
- God wants us to look for His coming and love His appearing.
- God wants us to be ready always!
He wants us to put on our sunglasses.