Kayliegh’s Questions – Why?

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.

Author: lnhereford

I am a Christian, wife, mother, podcaster and homeschooler currently traveling the United States with my loving husband and darling daughter!

20 thoughts on “Kayliegh’s Questions – Why?”

    1. That’s one of my biggest concerns, sister, at her age what is she capable of hearing and understanding? I know every child is unique, so there’s no one size fits all answer to that question…but I sure wish there was!

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  1. Thanks, sister! This was thoroughly entertaining! One of the best things about teaching is it requires the teacher to really think through doctrines that are taken for granted over time. I really appreciated your explanation of the body and blood. Sadly, so many interpret the associated Bible verses literally.

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    1. Thank you, brother! You bring up a really good point, the Bible seems to be the only book intelligent thinkers are unable to reasonably recognize literary devices. I heard Chuck Missler once say it like this “I don’t take the Bible literally, I take it seriously. In the places where it’s speaking literally I take that literally.” I think he explained that there were over 200 different literary devices used within the pages of the Word of God.

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      1. I hadn’t thought of it like that, but it is certainly easier to twist scripture when you refuse to take it as written! What wicked hearts we have, with everything God has done to rescue us from the wrath to come…we still invent ways to try and earn salvation. I’d still be desperately trying to earn heaven, if not for the grace of God. His patience for us all is tremendously hard to fathom. I lose my patience with people just for cutting me off on the highway! I’m so thankful my ways are not His ways!

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      2. RE: I lose my patience with people just for cutting me off on the highway!

        In my case, people don’t have to cut me off for me to lose my cool, they just need to be going too slow! Yes, the Holy Spirit reveals to us our sinfulness and our absolute inability to obey the Law as a means to salvation.

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  2. Love this so much, I love how my kids ask and talk about Jesus, two of my favourites are:

    Me “What’s awesome about Jesus?” Joel (my 5 year old) “His amazing grace mommy!”

    Kyan (my 6 year old) “I was reading my bible last night Daddy and I want to ask my teacher if I can stand at the front and tell the other children about Adam and Eve, they didn’t do what God told them and I think they might listen to this and do as they are told so my teacher doesn’t have to shout!”


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