At dinnertime a couple of weeks ago, John’s vision in Revelation 12 came up. (What, it didn’t at your house?)
How did I explain this strange passage to Sam? I told him there was a big red dragon. Very scary, with horns and multiple heads and all that. Then I told him about how God and the dragon had a fight, and God beat the dragon and threw him out of heaven. And Sam’s three and a half, and you know he ate. that. up. He’s still talking about it.
There’ll be plenty of time later to fill in the blanks. But for now, Sam’s takeaway is that God is very cool, and that he kills dragons. In fact, according to Sam, “God is the biggest, strongest, ever!”
And that’s exactly what John wanted his readers to get.