December 13, 2005

It's A Miracle!

"Mom, what's a virgin?"

"Hrm, um..."

"In Silent Night it says 'Round yon virgin.' What's that mean?"

The whole family was in the car headed off to a Bible study and lunch at someone's house. It wasn't quite the time when I wanted to sit down and discuss all those things, if you know what I mean. My husband told The Boy that a virgin was a woman who wasn't married.

We explained that Mary wasn't married to Joseph yet and normally she wouldn't have been able to have a baby, but God put Jesus in her belly and so his birth to a virgin woman was miraculous and celebrated as a miracle.

I should have known there would be more questions coming. I should have become especially nervous when the next question popped out of the backseat.

"Is Jesus the only miracle baby?"

"Yes, as far as we know. He's the only one mentioned in the Bible."

"But what about Devin?"


"Devin, our neighbor. What about him? He must be a miracle. His mom's not married."

"Um, well look at those Christmas lights and doesn't that fried chicken smell delicious?

Who taught this kid to reason anyway? This thinking has got to stop and I have got to come up with some better answers.



Posted by: Patricia at December 14, 2005 01:40 AM

Your husband's explanation is extremely generous to the unwed. He's a kind man, and will have a LOT of 'splainin to do when the Boy learns a bit more.

Posted by: skinnydan at December 14, 2005 08:07 AM

Bwa-ha-ha!!! "What about Devin?" Hilarious!

Posted by: angie at December 14, 2005 10:15 AM

You know, it was "Silent Night" that got me wondering the same thing.

Curse that song!!

Posted by: Dean at December 14, 2005 10:32 AM

Truly the son of a lawyer. With as entertaining as the two older ones are, I can't wait until the Baby starts to talk!

Posted by: Diane at December 14, 2005 12:43 PM

This is why it should always be Stille Nacht. The German lyrics don't lead to that sort of question! ;)

Posted by: Lenise at December 14, 2005 01:32 PM