Thursday, October 08, 2009

Out of the mouths of babes

In the past couple of weeks I've had the privilege of hearing several (unintentionally) funny lines from songs and one Bible verse; the songs were sung by my two year old, and the Bible verse was recited by a young 5 year old girl from our church.
My two year old loves to sing and is pretty good at remembering the words, but sometimes she makes substitutions that are very amusing. Last week she was singing a song she knows well because we sing it as a bedtime song; she sang her own version one morning at breakfast:

'Grama loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so!'

At Wednesday night church last week I was in the children's class because my four year old didn't want to go by herself. The teacher asked if anyone wanted to recite a favorite Bible verse, and a 5 year old girl said she wanted to say John 3:16. Here is her version:

'For God so loved the world that He forgave His only forgotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.'

Today while I was changing my two year old she started singing the first verse of Amazing Grace, which is her favorite song right now. She came out with:

'Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like (substitute 14 year old sister's name)!'

We all had a good laugh over that. She apparently had enough understanding of the song to know that a name needed to go there, but had grown tired of saying 'me' so she decided someone else needed to be the subject this time.

Just thinking though, I wonder if God thinks it's so funny when I mentally make substitutions like that, unintentionally of course, when I read the Bible or sing a song. I need to be sure I put God and myself and others in the right place in my heart and mind; being sure God is always remembered and exalted above all, and I examine myself before I examine others. Oh boy....


Daughter of Wisdom said...

Too cute!

Anonymous said...

Hahahahahaha! That was really funny!