A Lesson in Three-Year-Old Theology.

Chris and I try to be strategic and consistent with Ali when teaching her about God’s Word. Wherever we can add it to her life, we try to do so. As a part of these efforts, I have several Classic-Kid Bible Song CDs in the car that she listens to and sings along with.

I THOUGHT this would help reinforce the stories that she was already learning, especially after reading this rousing review of my latest CD purchase…

“Bible stories will soon be hidden in your child’s heart and bursting out in song. Bible truths and Life Action Applications will help your child take these Biblical teachings to heart.


Usually when in the car, she quietly listens, or if she’s in a really happy mood, sings along to her music.

But yesterday, she decided that I needed a deeper understanding as to the meaning behind the music.

And so, in her serious and utterly knowledgeable tone of voice, she took the time to inform me of the meaning of each song…

….When the song Climb, Climb Up Sunshine Mountain came on (which, admittedly, is a bit analogically heavy for a three-year-old), she began her education.

“This song is about going to Yogurt Mountain!”

…And then a song about encouraging and building others up came on…

“This song is about playing and building with blocks ALL DAY LONG!!!”

….Next was the classic, Ask, Seek, and Knock…

“This song is about Goldilocks. She didn’t knock OR ask first.”

…When the Saints Go Marching In must have been a bit more puzzling to her…

“This is a Pee song!!!”

“A Pee song?? What in the world is a Pee Song??”

“A Pee Song is…I really don’t know what a Pee song is.”

…And finally, a song about Thanking Jesus came on.

“This song is all about Baking Jesus!!!”

“Um, no baby, it’s actually about THANKING Jesus.”

Oh…so it’s not about Baking Jesus??”

“No, it’s definitely not about Baking Jesus.”

At least she’s a deeply thoughtful child.

…But I think I get a C- on my theology teaching skills.