If you have little ones in your life then you already know that ‘why’ is their favorite question. I love this about Kk! She asks so many questions throughout the day, always something different, sometimes funny and sometimes very serious. I hadn’t had time to sit down and write about them up until now, so I’ve been recording them for the opportune time.
Here are a select few from the past week…
1. “Is Satan why we sin, mommy?”
Answer: No, we sin because we inherited the sin nature from Adams fall in the garden. Satan does seek to kill, steal, and destroy. He is the accuser of the brethren. (Enter the Gospel, I always try to bring it back to the Gospel)
2. “Why did God create man if He knew we would sin? Why didn’t He just make us not to sin?”
Answer: You’ve had both a robotic dog and a real puppy. You loved the real puppy, the robotic dog ended up in a draw. This is because the real puppies affections had more value, they were genuine. The robot was programmed to pretend to love you, without any actual feelings. God could have created mankind as robots, but we’re to be a gift for His Son, a bride for the Bridegroom. What kind of gift would forced love be? Jesus said if we love Him we’ll obey His commandments.
(I’ll admit this one was tough for me beloved, and if I need correction here I would greatly appreciate you pointing this out Biblically!)
3. “Why does Jesus say His body is bread, and His blood is wine? We don’t really eat Him, do we?”
Oh, out of the mouths of babes!
Answer: This is a spiritual saying, like the second birth, the new birth of a believer is spiritual. The first time I was born was physical, the second time I was born was spiritual. We have physical bread we can eat when we get hungry, and it sustains life. Without food we would all parish. Likewise, for the spiritual life we need spiritual food and drink to be sustained. That is why Christ gave Himself on the cross, so that we might not see the second death.
Just as an aside…she also asked this week how kissing the bride after marriage makes the wife pregnant. Not sure how she came to this conclusion…but she’s seven so I told her, while that’s not how a wife becomes pregnant, the way that happens is something we’d talk about when she was older. She hates this response. At what age did you, dear friends, discuss these matters with your children? What do you think of these questions and answers? Any scriptures you’d like to bring to my attention? I so appreciate you all, and pray for you daily! Be good Berean’s, beloved, and study to show yourselves approved.