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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

questions from kids

Kids ask questions that sometimes make you think. Like after being bitten by a mosquito, "Daddy why did God make mosquito's?"
While still thinking about it, I opened my mouth and said, well before sin, they would have been harmless, but that didn't get much response, so i let it sit for awhile, and this week while in church, this thought came to me...The purpose of mosquito's is to show us the evil of sin and to make us long for heaven all the more.

Also in teaching the 2-4 year olds about being thankful, i could not get any of them to thank God for ants...it is a sign of immaturity in Christ when we can't be thankful in all things, not for the "all things" themselves but for the sovereign God behind them...

I want to get a hebrew word for " Who makes it all work out" so that i can make a compound name for God like "Jehovah-Jireh" "Jehovah-Shalom" so it will be "Jehovah-Who makes it all work out"

Also some deep thoughts on the judgment of God and "beginning to see" that alot of what goes on in the world that is horrible and beyond our ability to comprehend is the judgment of God and we need to be in prayer and confession, like Daniel did for Israel in Daniel chapter 9

2 comments:

Jaime said...

You make my brain hurt.....but once I get over the hurting brain, it usually makes a lot of sense :)

Chuck said...

Karl Barth, Art Katz, Charnock, Chambers, all those guys make my brain hurt, in a good way

so i just pass along that blessing

Art Katz wrote a very small book, called The Holocaust, Where was God?

i would love for you and joel to read it