Wednesday, November 3, 2010


"This is something that a lot of people question among themselves," Janie says one day at lunch, "how is God made?" She leans on an elbow, bites into her sandwich.

"That's a good question." I slide onto the table bench. "What do you think?"

"I. don't. know." She chomps each word and then whispers, "How did God get made?"

I scoop salsa onto a chip, "No one made Him."

"How did He get there?"

"He's always been there."

"Interesting," she furrows her brow. I watch her look out the window into the yard.

"That's why he's worth worshiping," I say. If you knew how He got there He wouldn't really be worth worshiping."


I look at her sideways, "He wouldn't really be much bigger than you."

"Oh." She takes another bite of sandwich, looks back at me, "Do you think when we get to heaven we'll know how God got made?"

"I don't know."

Jack turns to us, "God might tell us," he says.


  1. Ah, I love these conversations. We have them daily too! I have so many to post and somehow they don't get on there. Thanks for always sharing yours.

  2. big smiles. he just might do that...

  3. So precious--I miss these conversations. Hoping for them to return with grandchildren someday. Keep writing--they are words to be treasured. Have a blessed day. :)

  4. Lovely. I have had better theological insights from my 3 year old than from most of the adults in my life.

  5. Love her insight. Children have such beautiful faith. I want mine to be like that.

    Made your coconut bean soup last night.... yummo - a keeper recipe in my house for sure! Thanks friend:)

  6. what children you have, that they bring tears to my eyes, and make me yearn for heaven. how i hope my boy sees Christ the way yours do. thank you, bethany. you so bless me. xo

  7. OH how I just can not wait for this type of table talk!

  8. I love your kids. :)

    thanks for sharing them...

    amy in peru

  9. Such beautiful conversations. Treasure these moments and keep writing them down. Some day you will want to look back on them when the air is silent. They grow busy and life changes.


  10. I love how you juxtaposed the everyday act of lunch with the big picture of God's creation.

  11. A good question.

    A good answer. Way to go Janie!

    Jesus' Richest Blessings,
    Meghan <3