Monday, April 14, 2008

Miracle Making Prophet

I have to record these conversations I've been having with Elijah recently if only to remind myself, in 5 years when all I can get him to say is "OK moooommmm," that he once told me everything he was thinking and more.

2 nights ago- (putting E to bed)
Elijah: Mommy, what miracles have I done?
Me: What?
Elijah: Yeah, I'm a prophet right? So what miracles have I done?
Me: Well we named you after a prophet, but you're not actually a prophet yet, but who knows what God has for you in the future. Maybe you will be a prophet of some sort.
Elijah: What is my miracle?
Me: I don't think you've done any miracles yet.
Elijah: Will I do a miracle?
Me: It's possible. God uses his people to do miracles, and you could start praying that God would use you.
Elijah: So if we pray EVERY night that God does a miracle with me, He will right?
Me: It is certainly a possibility.
Elijah: OK, I'm startin' tonight. (eyes squinted shut staring up at the ceiling) "Dear God, thank you for this world, it is so beautiful, and make me do a miracle someday. Amen"

Tonight before bed:
Elijah: Mommy, I already did one miracle. I'm praying for another one.
Me: Oh really? What was your first miracle.
Elijah: I changed your job.
Me: Can you explain that a little more?
Elijah: I remember it. (imagine elaborate hand gestures and intense concentration on the face) I was at church, and I was playing the video games- not the ones on this side, but the ones over on the other side- it was Pac Man, and you came around the corner and called my name and told me it was time to go. I got up to go with you and we turned left and that's when you told me that you got a new job at the church and you wouldn't be teaching at school anymore. I remember it.
Me: And how was that a miracle?
Elijah: Because I changed your job.
Me: Are you saying that you had prayed or hoped for Mommy to leave my job?
Elijah: No, no, no, I didn't pray it, I just knew it, and when you told me you were going to be home with us at the church when we were turning left, I knew it was a miracle.
Me: (staring in shock) uh-huh...
Elijah: And now (rubbing hands together like a magician getting ready to do his next trick) I'm going to do another miracle. I'm going to pray for daddy's job.
Me: Hold on there buddy. You know that we don't do miracles right? God does the miracles, he just uses people sometimes.
Elijah: Yeah, but God can use me to do a miracle right?
Me: Absolutely.
Elijah: Then that's what I'm going to pray. "Dear God, please use me to do a miracle. Amen."

I didn't ask what miracle Eric needs for his job. If it comes up again, I'll let you know.


Tom 1st said...

He needs a nicer boss....

Jim and Jaena said...

Wow, Erin! Pretty cool conversations! And I love his faith... :)

Simile Metaphor Collection

Elijah after running: My heart is beating like a coconut rolling down a hill.
Elijah on urination: Pee is like horses galloping out of the gate. Once they get started you just can't stop them.
Elijah: If school were a human I'd give it a wedgie.
Elijah: I am like a hot rod and I just want to be a plain old Ford
Elijah on the fruits of the spirit: I've got them all covered except self-control. Its like a tiny green tomato and the rest are all big ripe ones. Especially love. Its like the biggest tomato we saw in the garden tonight.