Monday, May 16, 2011

Is God Bigger Than Sam?

We have a lot of fun conversations now that the girls are 4 1/2 (today! Yikes!) but my favorite one generally goes like this:

Mom, is God bigger than Daddy?
Yes, He is.
Is God bigger than our house?
Is God bigger than Sam?

Who is Sam you ask?

Sam is a horse.

But he's not just any horse. He's a VERY biiiggg horse! Sam is NOT on a platform - he is just that big.

A few weeks ago the girls had a field trip to one of their classmates houses to go riding on this sweet pony:

And the girls were very excited to do so.

Seems the whole class was :)

Alyssa rode first out of my three and she seemed like a natural!

Rachel was very excited to give it a try but she was the only one who wouldn't go twice around the circle - once was enough for her.

Julianna loved being on the horse and was happy to show me how much :)

After riding the girls got to feed the horses a carrot - notice how close this horse is to the stall gate - unlike Sam who towers over it.

Sam and the class - he's just a cool horse.

From their perspective Sam must be enormous and when they ask me if God is bigger than Sam it's like me asking is God bigger than a skyscraper (well, almost). I mean Sam is big to me, I can't imagine what he looks like them.

But the best part is that the girls are thinking about God and who He is and I get a chance to teach them that yes, God is bigger than Sam, God is bigger than all of us and yet He still loved us enough to send His Son to die for us.

Now that's just awesome!


Denise Wheeler said...

Very cool! The girls are getting so big and are just so pretty! You are a lucky mama. :)

Candace Hickey said...
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Candace Hickey said...

Let me try again...
I think the kids say the cutest things these days...not to mention they ask MANY questions!
Looks like a fun field trip!
I love it when Brooks, Reese and Sloane talk about God....makes my heart smile. :)

Andrea said...

Okay- the shadows in that first picture of Sam make him look kind of green, so when you wrote, "Sam's not just any horse..." I really thought that somehow that horse was green! LOL!