Toddler thinks Jesus lost her daddy

Katherine - posted on 05/22/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 2 years, eight months. She and I were talking tonight and she said she didn't like Jesus. When I asked her why she said Jesus lost my daddy. It scares me that she thinks that. This is twice when I've told her Jesus loves her that she says no He doesn't, but this is the first time she's explained why. She's not even three and satan is already attacking her. I prayed and prayed tonight for God to shield her from satan with His armor. I'm thankful she was able to tell me so hopefully she will change her thoughts about Jesus before those thoughts manifest more. I don't really know what to do though. I don't know how or why she associated Jesus with her daddy leaving. It just seems like satans already going after her.

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Katherine - posted on 05/22/2014

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Thank you for replying. I've taught her basic...Jesus loves you, Christmas is Jesus birthday, your great grandmother went to Heaven withJesus. She's not even three so it just surprises me she linked those two things. Her dad has severe mental illness and hasn't come to see her in almost 2 months. He was violent with me before leaving. My daughter talks about him everyday. At bedtime I tell her I love her, her daddy loves her, Jesus loves her, grandmother, etc. that's about the only time I mention him unless she asks.

Jodi - posted on 05/22/2014

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I guess my question is, what has she been taught about Jesus? This makes a difference as to how you should hand;e it. Chances are, this is child logic kicking in, and what she has been taught about Jesus has lead her to this "logical" conclusion. It isn't "satan" going after her. It is actually totally normal for kids to form conclusions on their own that aren't always right. More talk to her about Jesus isn't going to work - you need to tackle this by addressing the issue not assuming it is Satan.

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