"Who is God, who made God? Can such a complex and all powerful being just come into creation? How was God made? Who decided God should be the Alpha and the Omega? Why not me? Please don't say God just is...Because I can easily say the universe just is & then we're back to square one..."
I like this new blog friend. He has an openness to conversation & a gentleness to his young spirit. But one can see the tedium with which he approaches the Almighty.
Then just today I was hearing all about my first grader's day at school. She is quite a talker, & one might think she's rambling-on until you stop to listen to what she's "rambling"...which is almost always something that makes good sense. (It's mentally exhausting sometimes, let me tell ya!)
So it went like this,
her: "...learned about the solar system...the line that goes around the earth...God gave us all the languages so we can talk to each other...we live above the equator...God gave us all the names so we can name our children something different...days to get around the sun..." and then...
her: "I've always wondered why God doesn't have a wife."
(Do you see why I always have to be listening?)
me: "Baby, God doesn't have a wife, because God isn't human. God is God."
her: "God has to be part boy & part girl, because boys talk to God about boy stuff & girls talk to God about girl stuff."
me: "Very wise & observant thing to say. A lot of adults don't even understand that about God, baby. Good thinking..."
It was so simple to her. No worry about the origin of God, the gender of God, sexism superimposed on images of God, etc., etc. To my precious 6 year old daughter, God just is. And you know what? She's right.
And this new blog friend? He would be right too...so is the universe.
"I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." Mark 10:15