Thursday, July 27, 2006

The Great Flood

We're all familiar with the story of the Flood, and Noah, and the Ark, and the animals. Last night during Ethan's bath, we got the inside scoop.

By its very nature, of course, the flood was a cataclysmic event, but I was surprised to see it was far, far more dramatic and cataclysmic than I'd ever thought possible. It truly was a miracle and a testament to the power of God's saving grace that anyone on board that boat survived.

Ethan was playing in the tub and asked for his sail boat. I brought it to him and he proceeded to kick up waves in the bathtub so the sailboat had some rough going. Then he grabbed hold of it and dunked it under the water. It wasn't under long before he made it violently shoot up, break the surface of the waters and sail three feet or so into the air. (Of course, when you think in terms of scale, this probably would have put the real ark several hundred feet high.) It came crashing down again and disappeared into the churning waters, and then back up into the sky, and back into the depths, etc., etc.

Talk about seasick!

And the narrative went a little like this:

"Oh no! What's happenin'?! What's happenin' to Noah?! Oh no! Aaaahhhh!! The ark! What's happenin' to the ark?! OH NO!! Noah!! NOAH!!! AAAAHHHHH!!! WHAT'S GOIN' ON?!"

Yes, he has a flair for the dramatic, my boy does.

(And how weird is it that he just this minute came up to ask me what happened to Noah in his sailboat? Cue creepy Twilight Zone music.)


Jennifer said...

Would love to hear his dialogue of Jesus walking on the Sea of Gaillee. Too cute. I am a new reader and love reading your blog

Jamie said...

I love the to hear these stories from our toddlers' perspective!