Me: Okay, sweetie, we’re almost home and then you can get out of your car seat.
Em: No, mom, I’m not comfortable on Earth.
Me: Oh. (Of course that’s what I thought you meant!)
Me: That’s actually good that you feel that way. Do you know why?
Me: Well, the Bible says we are aliens and strangers in this world. Not aliens like you may have heard boys talk about from movies with green faces and 3 eyeballs, but more like if you moved to a country where everyone looked differently than you and you couldn’t understand the language or talk to anyone. God didn’t make us to live on Earth like we do. He made us to live with Him in the Garden of Eden where we could go on adventures with Him and enjoy hanging out with Him. We were made for His physical presence, so living here on Earth without being able to see God and walk with Him like Adam and Eve did should feel uncomfortable. Their pride was tempted in the Garden by the devil, though, and their choice affected all the rest of the people on Earth. If we get too comfortable here, then we won’t be excited about being with God, like we are supposed to be.
Em: I’m excited to be with God!
Me: Me too! Is that what you meant by ‘not being comfortable’?
*In response to the judgmental comment left regarding the above post, I’ll let you all in on another conversation I had with Em today as a result of it…
Me: You know the other day when you said you weren’t comfortable here? What did you mean by that? (As if I had to ask since I knew exactly what she meant…she’s my kid!)
Em: I meant that I think Heaven will be fun.
Me: What about Earth? Do you like life here?
Em: Well yeah, I have lots of fun here and friends, but I just know Heaven is going to be way more fun.
Me: That’s what I thought you meant…You know Em, you are very smart. You are a lot smarter than a lot of grown ups.
Me: Because you listen to the Holy Spirit…let’s go play with your playdough…