Paul’s Namesake

My son Paul was named after my husband’s grandfather.  Nevertheless, Paul received a Bible for Christmas and he was excited to discover his name (or should I say, the apostle Paul’s name) mentioned frequently.

This past week Paul asked me to read about “Saul who became Paul” as his bedtime story.  The passage, Acts chapter 9, explains how Paul went from persecuting the church to encountering God and becoming a Christian.  I read the passage and decided to talk it over with Paul.  I’m always curious about what my kids learn or “take away” when we read Scripture together.

I started out saying, “I hope that one day you will be like Paul and tell other people about Jesus.”

Paul responded, “Yeah, but maybe I’ll be bad first.  Like until I’m twenty.”