When my niece Allie was 5, she frequently asked me imaginative questions about God. One day Allie arranged a pastoral ministry session for me. I waited on the front steps of her house while she gathered several of her friends. A study group gathered, and Allie announced, “My uncle is a preacher, and he can tell you what kinds of ice cream there will be in heaven.”
I forced back laughter as the little faces turned toward me. Their expressions seemed to say, “Tell us, grown-up, and we will receive your words! What kind of ice cream will we have in heaven?”
My heart just about melted, and my brain fumbled for an answer. I thought about what a privilege it was that, at least for a season, I was the go-to person whenever my niece had a question about God or theology.
The questions children ask often make us smile, but consider this: Becoming the Christian Wikipedia for your kids is a God-ordained privilege and an opportunity to build relationships with your kids. Remember that when you’re presented with questions like these: “Did baby Jesus wear diapers?”; “In Sunday school we read, ‘I will remember their sins no more.’ How can that be if God knows everything?”
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