Wow, you ask some tough questions. Not so long ago you asked me how God hung the sun in the sky. That was a good un’.
Last weekend you asked where God came from – as in, who were His parents.
I love that you are trying to work things out.
(I wasn’t quite so keen on the questions about teenage pregnancy. “How can they be a mummy if they aren’t grown up?” you asked. I guess we are getting near to the whole sex discussion – but if you could just stay my little baby for a year or two, pretty please.)
Sadly, this week you asked me why people have to die, and why does God take them away, and how did God make Jesus come alive again, and why doesn’t He do that for nana. I’m so sorry I can’t answer everything for you, baby, but I can hug you while we try to work it out together.
Your school told you God is there, so you take their word for it, and you’re trying to fit it in with what you know of the world.
Right now you also believe in Father Christmas and the Tooth Fairy. Your first challenge will be when your peers tell you these no longer exist. It is, sadly, inevitable that you will lose this innocent belief. Perhaps that loss is necessary, so that as you are older and are introduced to more notions, you have some experience in making a stand for your choice.
It does make me wonder though. If we tell our kids about about Father Christmas, the Tooth Fairy and God all at the same time, surely when we take two of those away they are really gonna get suspicious about the third!
Just a thought.