LMNOB is 5, and obsessed with queens and princesses.

A month or so ago, she asked me why there weren’t any queens in Heaven. I asked her to clarify, and she was concerned that if we call God the “King” and Jesus the “Prince [of Peace],” who was/wasn’t the queen and why.

Our minister, when I approached him, laughed and said, “You’ve got a budding feminist.”

Well, that’s not always a bad thing. *Knowing smile*.

A close friend of mine, who grew up in the church, had an immediate answer when I posed this dilemma to her: Tell her there are queens in Heaven – Queen Esther (OT) is bound to be there, as well as the other queens of Christendom who’ve reigned here on earth. Hey, great point!

So we had that discussion and finished it….so I thought.

Until Friday, the day of the sunlight/Sonlight conversation, when she asked again:

Mama, why aren’t there any queens in Heaven?

Honey, we’ve discussed this. Remember there are queens in Heaven, like Queen Esther?

I wanna talk about this again! Queen Esther was just a person Mama. What about Queens like Jesus and God?

Well honey, I don’t know.

Well, did Jesus have a wife that would have become a queen?

Not that the Bible mentions, so probably not.

Why? Why didn’t He get married, that’s weird – everybody should get married.

Well, but not everyone does……like Uncle Big’n’Tall, he’s not married – Jesus was like that.

So, what about Jesus’ mama? If God’s a King, and Jesus is a Prince, well his Mama had to be a queen!

You mean Mary? You think she might be the queen of Heaven?

Well yaaaah! I mean the Holy Spirit made her have Jesus, so she must be the queen. Mary’s the Queen of Heaven! The Holy Spirit Queen of Heaven!

*sigh* she is using great critical thinking skills, and regarding our faith – I can’t deter that……ever!