Saturday, September 19, 2009

(Late Again) Faithful Fridays - "Explaining God...From a Child's Perspective"

I know it's Saturday, but I still wanted to do a Faithful Friday's post, so please forgive the fact that it's a day late! If you'd like to share something for Faithful Fridays, it doesn't matter that it's late. We'd love to read it. Grab the Faithful Fridays button to use, then go over to Joy's blog (Doodlebug) and let her know in a comment, so we can stop by and see what God is doing in your life.....or even just an inspirational, uplifting post would be great too!




First of all, I would like to thank everyone for the prayers for our friend, Richard. He had his prostate cancer surgery Thursday. Everything went perfectly well. He had the new "Da Vinci" surgery procedure done. I don't know if you're familiar with that or not, but it's done by a robot. The Dr. is controlling the robot from another place (near the table). It takes awhile, but the recovery time is supposed to be so much less, done this way. He was in surgery over ten hours! But all is well, and Richard is expected to get out of the hospital today. He had more pain from his arthritis (from being strapped in one position for surgery so long), than from the surgery. We give God the glory for bringing him through this surgery so well, and I thank you all that have prayed for him. I know Richard and Betty would want you to know that too!

Next, I would love to share something I received by email this week that really gave me a smile and blessed me! Sometimes, as adults, we can talk alot and just not say "it" as well as a child. This is an essay written by a third grader in California, explaining God. I hope you're blessed by it!

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's second most important job is listening to prayers... An awful lot of this goes on, since some people, like preachers and things, pray at times beside bedtime. God doesn't have time to listen to the radio or TV because of this. Because he hears everything, there must be a terrible lot of noise in his ears, unless he has thought of a way to turn it off.

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. And now he helps his dad out by listening to prayers and seeing things which are important for God to take care of and which ones he can take care of himself without having to bother God. Like a secretary, only more important.

You can pray anytime you want and they are sure to help you because they got it worked out so one of them is on duty all the time.

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.

Have a great weekend! :)

Blessings,
Tammy

14 comments:

Nancy M. said...

I'm glad to hear your friend made it through the surgery okay! I hope he has a fast recovery! That is an awesome explanation! So cute!

Makarios said...

Thanks for that. Smiles are good and so is God. See you there!

STITCHINPRIM said...

What a precious Childrens prayer.
Don't they have more insight into spiritual things than we grownups??
Thanks for this beautiful post..
Blessings,
Maurine

Elle Bee said...

I've seen this before and just adore it. Thanks for posting it--everyone should see God through the eyes of a child.
I'm glad the surgery went well.
Elle

Michelle said...

Never heard of surgery done by a robot. Amazing! Glad it went well.
Love the explanation about God from a child!

Blessings...
Michelle

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Tammy; what a wonderful post.. I really enjoyed it.. thank you for sharing..

have a great weekend.

Hugs;
Alaura

Linda said...

thanx, Tammy....Hope Richard recuperates speedily.. You put a smile in my heart...

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

Glad your friend's surgery went well. God is so good.

Children are so much more in tune to things that we are. I guess that is why the saying goes "Out of the mouths of babes".

Have a great day.

Maxine

Charm and Grace said...

I always love hearing things explained from a child's perspective.... especially this. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Christi

UPON A HILL said...

I have never heard of that type of surgery before. Glad that he made he through fine..technology.. I am amazed.

Good to see a child's perspective...It is sweet.

Mandy in Mayberry said...

I've seen that before but I had forgotten about it - thanks for sharing it, Tammy.

Sharon said...

That is good news about your friend.
I loved the essay,what a smart 3rd grader.
I like is line of thinking.
God is good

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

Pretty Mommy,

I'm soo glad that Uncle Richard made it ok through his surgery. Even though he wasn't acting too good when we went to see him....I'm glad he's ok. I love the essay. It's so cute! Thank you for doing Faithful Fridays, Mommy! I love you! 8!

Love, Joy =D

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Wow! That was amazing! How impressive that this kids really "gets it!"

And I'm so glad that Richard got through surgery and will have a short recovery time. God is good!

And will you please continue to pray for us? We have the custody hearing one week from today.
Thanks sweet friend!

Have a happy week!