Meet me on the mountain is this year's theme. It makes sense: A mountain is a prime spot from which to jump.
My son, who is attending Vacation Bible School this week, is understandably very curious about God. Here’s a sampling of questions and answers--why I might jump off that mountain:
“What do people eat in heaven?” “Will I have to sleep on a cloud? I don’t want to sleep on a cloud. I want to sleep in my own bed with my blue dog and all my things. I want you to be there and daddy. Will you be there?”
“Of course I’ll be there…
And no; you don’t have to sleep on a cloud if you don’t want to. I haven’t been to Heaven personally so I don’t know what they eat there, but I am pretty sure it’s all your favorite foods. And yes, your beloved Blue Dog, who you’ve had since your first Christmas, will be there too.
And here’s the other thing: You don’t have to worry about dying or going to Heaven for a VERY long time.”
“But what if I die before you? I don’t want to be alone.”
“I’ll still be there.”
“I just will.”
“Does Jesus know Mother Nature?”
“If God is Jesus’s dad and God is powerful, why did he let Jesus die?”
These are just a smattering of the questions that Vacation Bible School elicits from loquacious, charming and curious son.