Friday, September 19, 2008

How Do I Give to God?

We were doing our phonics this morning and was studying the word "th".

Ethaniel: Ti-the.

Me: The word "tithe" means... If you receive THB100 from Dad, you give 10% to God, which is THB10.

Ethaniel: How do I give to God?

Me: You put it into the offering bag at Sunday school.

Ethaniel: *looking confused* But they take the money and give to the poor (obviously implying that they did not give it to God eventhough it was intended for Him)

* giggling*

Me: When you give it into the offering in Church, its like giving to God.

Ethaniel: Oh.

Now my little boy understands that God doesn't actually, physically or literally takes the money.

In the past, it must have been a daunting thing for this 6+ years old boy whenever we said, "We have to give our tithe to God". I would have given anything to know what he was actually thinking or imagining at that time ;-)

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