My children grew up with the Word of the Lord as the lamp upon their feet. They attended church and Sunday School faithfully and continue to be active in the church youth group as they grew up. I love that they’re interested in learning more about the Lord, but there are times when their questions would make me have to rack my brain. So here are a couple of questions your kids might as you about the Bible and how I answered them when they were asked to me.
Q: Why did God create the world?
A: Genesis 1:1, 31 states that, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth… God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.” When God created the world, He designed it for us to enjoy and live in because He loves us so much. This is why we should always take care of God’s gift to us by making sure that we do not harm the environment but preserve it.
Q: Where does God live?
A: While God’s throne is in Heaven, He is also knocking in our hearts to let Jesus in as our Master and Saviour. Jesus says in the book of Matthew that where there are two or more who are gathered in His Name, His presence is also there. We must allow God to touch our hearts so that we, too, may be able to reach out and touch the lives of others. As John 14:23 states, “Anyone who loves Me will obey My teaching. My Father will love them, and We will come to them and make Our home with them.”
Q: Who created God?
A: Now, this question is incredibly tough. It is difficult to grasp the idea of Someone simply existing as is. But remember that God’s power and awesomeness is beyond our own human understanding. To put it simply, no one created God. He is both the beginning and the end, the Alpha and the Omega. While God depends on no one to sustain His life, our spirits need the presence of the Lord to grow according to His purpose. Psalm 90:1-2 tells us, “Lord, You have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or You brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting You are God.
Your child may ask you a lot of questions you don’t want to answer or don’t know the answer to. Don’t be dismayed. Simply look to the Father for guidance, and He will lead your way. Remember that Jesus promises us in John 14:14, “If you ask Me anything in My Name, I will do it.”