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Sunday, December 24, 2006
Christmas Eve Shabbat
David and I went down to Kinlaw Park today to do some wood-carving. We watched a Nativity Story movie this morning and somewhere along the way it featured Joseph in his woodshop working as a carpenter. David thought this would be a good way to celebrate Christmas Eve-- to work with some wood. He had a stick that he wanted to "skin." So we got into the lockbox, chose a few pocket knives and got to work. After he skinned his sword-like stick he had a vision.

David: Dad, lets carve a cross into the sword.

Dad: That's a great idea!

Dad: (on second thought)-- Well, hmmmm. . . . maybe that wouldn't be such a good idea David.

David: Why not?

Dad: David, do you see how the cross and the sword are different?

David: Yes.

Dad: See, the sword kills people. The cross saves people.

David: But Dad. . . . . . didn't the soldier spear Jesus with a sword when he was on the cross?????

Dad: (. . . . long. . . . stunned. . . . silent. . .. pause. . . .)

Dad: (still recovering) UUUUhhhhhhh. . . . . . . yeeeaaaaahhhh. . . . . . . you're right David.

to be continued. . . . .we're headed to Zaxby's for lunch.


posted by John David Walt | at 12/24/2006 12:51:00 PM



Blogger eli said...

merry christmas, jd...and family.

11:26 AM EST  
Blogger Amie Lou said...

That was a sweet glimpse - I could almost imagine your face. ;0)

Merry Christmas

8:14 PM EST  
Blogger gmw said...

Well done, young David. Merry Christmas Walts.

11:15 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zaxby's is the best place ever! Merry Christmas jd

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When does David get his blog?

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