Carter’s starting to talk about things in a bigger way — figuring out that if one thing is true, then something else must be true as well. For example: we were following a slow car home last night. There are a couple of ways to get home, and I said I was going to turn if the car kept going straight. Carter said, “And if he turns, then we can go straight.” Pretty good.
It’s starting to apply to spiritual things as well. We were on our way to church the other day, and Taylor had to stay home (with his mother) because he was sick. Carter said that Taylor couldn’t come to church because he was sick and would make other people sick. Then he said this: “Also, people that don’t love God can’t come to church.”
We talked about the fact that it’s not that they can’t come, it’s that they don’t want to. I asked him what might be a good reason for them to go to church, even if they don’t love God. He thought for a minute, then said, “They can learn about God.”
Then he said something about it again last night. “People don’t come to church if they don’t love God. Also if they’re sick.”
It’s fun watching a kid grow up. He knows in his head that “Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sins.” Now he needs to know it in his heart.