I have a bottle of oil I keep in my handbag and one in my bedroom cupboard for anointing purposes. I have on one time, though, grabbed car oil out of desperation! It is only a symbol after all.
However, I’m sure this remains quite a mystery to small kiddies.
My daughter was having a much-loved sleepover ritual at granny and grandpa one weekend when she fell quite sick with a fever.
My mom grabbed some olive oil in her kitchen to anoint her and pray over her.
When she walked into the bedroom where Jordan lay, Jordan exclaimed with a shocked look, “Nana! is THAT the oil you cook with??”
I really enjoyed the video posted by Vine of Life today on Christianese
I was just having a good laugh on the weekend about how Christians have their own language, and I’m sure most of the time unsaved people have no idea what we are talking about!
Just as I was walking from the parking lot into church on Sunday, one of the church members drove past me and missed hitting me by an inch! Not quite sure what he was doing but I think he realised his mistake because he still looked out his window and gave me a big smile.
My mom commented “My goodness!” While another member of the congregation joked and said, “He needs prayer!” Chuckles all round. While I exclaimed, “Yeah, I don’t want to die now – I’m waiting for the rapture!” More laughs!
Not only do we share a great King, but a ‘secret’ language as well, hehe
Do you have any humorous experiences with ‘Christianese’, Reader?
My toddler loves to watch Turbo Dogs, a cartoon about dogs who race cars. One of our family members is a Rottweiler x German Shepherd with a heart of gold that she loves. His name is Diego.
She turned me one day and said, “Mommy, I wish Diego could talk like Turbo Dogs! Lets’ pray and ask Lord Jesus to make Diego talk like them. Come, lets pray together.”
Don’t you just love the simple faith!