I realized how little I have shown my son just how close God is to us. We were reading a complimentary copy of the above book when this was made apparent. The book is a story with a repetitive prayer through the book. I was encouraging my son to repeat the prayer with me, chanting it in a catchy tune. He repeated the parts about God being good and loving him. He was hesitant on the parts where we read that God is “here” and “near”.
While that's quite disturbing to me as a momma who wants her babies to know and serve our awesome God, I am thankful that the author has written this book. Now with the aid of this book and some cuddle time, I can encourage my son to feel confident that God is near him.
As we read the story, we laughed at some of the situations the cat found himself in. Other situations were similar to my son's fears. I could see he was relating to the fact that we all have fears. I think he is starting to relate being scared with the need to trust God … a God that is “here” and “near”.
The illustrator, Shirley Ng-Benitez, really brought the situations to life with color and the expressions on the cat's face.
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