It was written by an 8-year-old named Danny Dutton, who lives in Chula Vista, CA. USA. He wrote it for his third grade homework assignment, to 'Explain God.' I wonder if any of us could have done so well.
Explanation of God:
'One of God's main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die, so there will be enough people to take care of things on earth. He doesn't make grownups, just babies. I think because they are smaller and easier to make. That way he doesn't have to take up his valuable time teaching them to talk and walk. He can just leave that to mothers and fathers.'
'God sees everything and hears everything and is everywhere which keeps Him pretty busy. So you shouldn't go wasting his time by going over your mom and dad's head asking for something they said you couldn't have.'
'Atheists are people who don't believe in God. I don't think there are any in Chula Vista. At least there aren't any who come to our church.'
'Jesus is God's Son. He used to do all the hard work, like walking on water and performing miracles and trying to teach the people who didn't want to learn about God. They finally got tired of him preaching to them and they crucified him. But he was good and kind, like his father, and he told his father that they didn't know what they were doing and to forgive them and God said O.K.'
'His dad (God) appreciated everything that he had done and all his hard work on earth so he told him he didn't have to go out on the road anymore. He could stay in heaven. So he did.’
'You should always go to church on Sunday because it makes God happy, and if there's anybody you want to make happy, it's God!’
‘Don't skip church to do something you think will be more fun like going to the beach. This is wrong. And besides, the sun doesn't come out at the beach until noon anyway.'
'If you don't believe in God, besides being an atheist, you will be very lonely, because your parents can't go everywhere with you, like to camp, but God can. It is good to know He's around you when you're scared, in the dark or when you can't swim and you get thrown into real deep water by big kids.'
'But... you shouldn't just always think of what God can do for you. I figure God put me here and he can take me back anytime he pleases. And that’s why I believe in God.'
(Contributed by Pastor Betty Wong) (aksermonillustrations.blogspot.in)
“Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.” – Jesus Christ (Mar 10:15).