Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Will Jesus pick me up in a car?

So the boy I PCA for, Ryan, has autism. I met him through my other job 4 years ago, and always knew this little boy was something special. He is so much fun to be around, and has the best personality! I am very thankful that I was blessed with the opportunity to work with him. Even though he is only 14, he has taught ME so much about life, and shown me what it truly means to be thankful.

Ryan has been really curious lately about heaven and Jesus. He has been reading a bible for children, and has started to ask a lot of questions about life, death, and so on. I have to share one of our conversations, it was so sweet and innocent.

Ryan: When will I meet Jesus?

Me: When it is your turn, Jesus will come and pick you up.

Ryan: Will Jesus pick me up in a car? (after he said this, I honestly did not have a good response....this totally left me speechless, how innocent...)

After I tried explaining the idea of going to heaven more to Ryan, which was a challenge to say the least, he said one more thing that made me laugh so hard I cried.

Ryan: Where is heaven?

Me: Its up in the sky, above the clouds.

So he looked at me with this concerned face, and thought about what I had said for a couple seconds.  Then he replied, "No thanks, I'm scared of heights!"

Is this not the sweetest, most innocent, yet funny thing you have ever heard? He totally made my day with this conversation.  Kids sure do say the darndest things!!

Jamie Leigh


Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oh my gosh, he sounds like such a sweet boy!

Two of my cousins have autism and it's amazing the things they teach me whenever I see them.

Laura said...

too funny. I work with kids too, and I wish I remembered half of the things they say :)

Ria Thurston said...

Oh!! How precious :-) Faith like a child!!

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

Ha, awe! That is soo sweet!!

Maggie said...

So sweet! I love those moments!

Stephanie M. Page said...

SO precious! If Jesus picks up in a car it will for sure be a nice one!! =)