Questions

Any day spent with children is a day filled with questions. Here is a smattering of what I have been asked recently:

How many legs does a caterpillar have?
Why does God have 3 letters in His name?
Why did God make grass wet in the mornings?
What does allergic mean?
Why are our bones inside our body and we can’t see them?

Their questions are often funny – but also insightful and thought provoking. Children are keen observers and apply their logic to all around them. Their many questions reveal their shining curiosity, growing minds and receptive hearts.

Their questions also give wonderful teachable moments. If I am living out my faith, day by day, they will ask about it. God knew this too. Please note the following verses:

“When your son asks you in time to come, ‘What is the meaning of the testimonies and the statutes and the rules that the Lord our God has commanded you?’ then you shall say to your son, ‘We were Pharaoh’s slaves in Egypt. And the Lord brought us out… ~ Deuteronomy 6:20-21 (See also Exodus 12:26-27 and Joshua 4:6-7)

When our children ask us questions about our faith – about what we hold dear in our hearts…

Do we make time for them?

Do we listen?

Are we prepared to answer?

Do we know the story of our own redemption?

Unlike the Israelites in this passage, God did not lead me out of Egypt. I did not see Him part the Red Sea. I did not watch as plagues descended upon the land, nor as He fed them with manna and quail in the wilderness.

But God has led me out of darkness into His marvelous light. He has broken the bonds of sin’s slavery over me. And I can trace, countless times, His hand, His providence, His grace in my own life.

I have a question for you 🙂

Are you listening to your child’s questions today?

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