Friday, October 2, 2009

She Has An Eye For Beauty, But How Do You Explain...?

Abby has an incredible eye for beauty...  This morning as I was taking her to school, she pointed at the sky and said, "Mommy, look...so pretty!"  As the sun was coming up, it was beautiful...those incredible shades of pink against the soft blue of the fading darknesss...  Light overcoming darkness (now there's a whole different post!)...

But as we pulled into school and sun was further up in the sky, the colors were even more spectacular...  So I said Abby, "God painted us a picture!  Isn't He a great colorer?!"  (She LOVES to color!)  "Yes mommy, God knows everything doesn't He?"  And then for the zinger..."Where does God come from?  I know He lives in the sky in heaven...  But where does He come from?  Who is His daddy?"

Wow...  Such questions from a 7 year old!  How do you explain that God was before all things...that He has no start and no ending...that He is not a created being...that He has existed for all eternity... That is too big for me to wrap my brain around, I have no clue how to put that into words for a child.  There's so much about our beliefs that require so much faith... 

It's always interesting to me to hear sceptics accuse those of us with faith as being weak and needing a crutch...  The kind of faith we are called to have is anything but weak and small, it takes far more courage than one who puts their faith in themselves or in the concrete things of this world.  I pray that someday God will give Abby the gift of faith!

But I will say, I love her questions because they cause me to stop and ponder this AMAZING God I love, who is so vast and so magnificent that He is completely unexplainable and such a good colorerer!  Take a minute today to stop and be amazed by how you see God around you!

3 comments:

Lori said...

What a sweet girl! I love that she appreciates God's creative displays that He "colors" for us!

trina said...

Your post made me think how much she has learned about Jesus. A little over a year ago, she probably didn't know the name of Jesus. As moms, we are 'on a mission trip' full time. 24/7. :) Thanks for posting about Abby. I am so blessed 'watching' her grow up and learn about Him. Future post..but Benjamin and Hudson are Awana Cubbies, saying Bible verses every week. Funny that only Benjamin's family can really understand him but he is saying his verses. Very cute.

Shannon said...

Don't you just love the artist in her?!!! The preschool the cousins go to uses the catechism set to music...it is really wonderful and since it is set to music(written by the director who lost her husband a couple yrs ago) its so easy to remember....I feel I've learned so much about the foundational Truths through that preschool!!! I'd be happy to send a copy to Abby, I think she would LOVE it! My kids & Stef's kids know it by heart : )