Sarah finally trumped Peter when she said that God made everything so it must be his house. We were then bombarded with annoying questions like Did God make the trash can? Did God make the table? Did God make the plate? These questions were annoying but I felt satisfied that at least they got the general concept that God was large and in charge. They should have this concept down pat by now because we've had very similar conversations many times before.
Then the conversation veered off course a little bit...
Sarah: Is God magic?
Me: No. God isn't magic. Santa is magic. The tooth fairy is magic. But God is not magic.
Sarah: God is so magic.
If she had been standing up there would have been a little foot stomping but since she was seated all she could do was put her hands on her hips as she said this.
Me: No. God is all-powerful but he is not magic.
Dan: Think of it this way Sarah. Santa is magic but only because God made him that way.
Me: That's right. God made everything, remember?
Sarah: Yes. God did make everything.
Sarah: (reflecting quietly) Did God make his self?
Dan: Aha! That's a very good question, Sarah!
Sarah: Well, did he Mommy? Did God make his self?
Me: God has always been here and he always will be here. That's all you need to know.
Dan then proceeded to try to have a theological conversation with us. Sarah quickly shut him down by scrunching up her face, shaking her head, waving her hands back and forth and saying, "Let's stop talking about all of this stuff. Can I just have my dessert now?"
She may have grand questions that only faith can answer, but for now, all that really matters is the availability of a chocolate chip cookie! Ah...to be three again!