Today's post is somewhat different because it has a definite religious slant. I received it by email and it has also been published on the Beyond Religion website. I won't add anything else, see what you think.
"We believe in God, but we have never gotten into organized religion. I didn't have our son, Michael, enrolled in Sunday school as a child. We never talked about religion, God, Jesus, etc. to him or anyone else.
When Michael was about two-and-a-half or three, he walked out of his room one day, came into the living room and started telling me all this stuff about Jesus. It was basically about Joseph, Mary, their trip, Jesus' teachings, his dying on the cross and coming back to life. All kinds of things he couldn't have known since he wasn't in pre-school and couldn't have overheard it from any of our friends.
I asked him how he knew all this. He said matter-of-factly, "Jesus told me," like it was something that happens everyday. It floored me when he told me Jesus was the one who told him all this information. He didn't even know who Jesus was before that, didn't even know that name. I think Christ wanted him to know about him, and my husband and I weren't doing our job of teaching him about the spiritual life. Jesus decided to do it for us. Needless to say, I immediately enrolled him in a Sunday school.
He took to the classes very well. This happened many years ago. He definitely believes in God and Jesus even though we had never taught him anything about any of this. He went from not knowing anything about Jesus to being a believer.
That was the one and only time he has ever mentioned anything like that"