Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Big Questions

For my grandson, Liam David Brahs, who is waiting to ask God the big questions.

“At that time, Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said,
“I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was Your good pleasure.”
Luke 10:21

“Who is God?” my grandson asked.
“Look all around you,” I replied.
“But if we cannot see Him,” my grandson pondered,
“How do we know Who He is?”

“He is all things,” I answered,
“For He made all things we know and see.”
“Even the birds and trees?” he asked with awe.
“Yes, sweet child, even you and me.”


“Where is God?” my grandson asked.
“Look all around you,” I replied.
“But I don’t see Him,” he said in confusion.
“He is here always,” said I.

“Where is God?” he asked again.
“Look within your heart,” I gently told him.
“God lives in my heart?” he asked with puzzled frown.
“How can He be there?”

“God is everywhere, dear child,” I replied.
“Open your eyes and see.”
“But you said He’s in my heart,” my grandson said.
“How can I see Him there?”

“We do not see Him,” I explained,
“Yet we believe He is there.
We cannot touch Him with our hands,
But He has touched our hearts with His.”


“Does God love everyone?” my grandson asked.
“Even the ones who don’t love Him?”
“God is Love,” I replied with tears.
“He loves us in spite of ourselves.”

“But there are bad men who do bad things.
Does God love them?” my grandson asked.
“With Love God made all things, even them,” was my reply,
“In hopes that they would love Him in return.”

“Will they love Him back?” he quietly asked.
“God sent Himself in hopes they would; He gave up all for them.
With love and patience He waits until
Each one of us makes up our minds.”


“Will I see God in Heaven?” my grandson asked.
“Will I be able to touch Him and talk to Him then?”
“Yes, oh yes!” I replied as my heart soared within me.
“We will be with Him forever and His joy will be complete.”

“Good,” my grandson said with resolve.
“I think I should like to get to know Him better.
And then someday when we’re there with Him,
He can answer all the big questions.”

1 comment:

Katy said...

I love it! It gives me such a thrill when my kids ask me questions about God! Cole used to always say that Jesus was in his tummy! :)