This was the conversation I overheard today at the lunch table:
Ruthie: Henry, you are going to have to spend time getting used to Emma so you can marry her someday.
Henry: Well…(giggle) I don’t know about that…(more giggles)
Harmony: Well, Henry, you have to marry someone!
Ruthie: Yeah, then me and Harmony will be sisters.
Emma: No, Ruthie, that’s not right.
Henry: Well, I’m not big enough to get married yet, but I know I can only marry one girl.
Harmony: I guess you better pick really careful then.
Emma: Actually, God picks who we marry. He has it all planned out in His big mind.
Harmony: Yeah, He has a really, really, HUGE mind!
Emma: We have to wait until he shows us who to marry. He makes sure they know Jesus and they think we are the most beautiful girl in the whole world.
Henry: I’m not a girl!
Emma: I know! You will think your girl is beautiful. Your girl will think you are brave like a Jedi Knight.
(Huge grin from Henry)
Ruthie: Well, I’m going to wait for the boy God picks for me cause I don’t want to mess it up and marry the wrong boy.
Harmony: Yeah, me too!
Ruthie: C’mon Harmony, let’s play grocery store.
Emma: C’mon Henry, let’s play with the train.
Henry: Okay. Maybe God will make me see you beautiful someday, but it isn’t today!
Emma: Ahhhh! Henry! I’m just little!
Lord, help these children to always take marriage seriously and to allow You to choose their mates for them. Thank You for their innocence and for the reminder that Your way is the best way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.