A small child recently asked me, “Mr. Larry, I believe there is a God. And I know He’s in my heart. But who made Him?”
“Nobody,” I answered.
“Well, when did He begin to live?” she asked politely.
“He always was,” I replied.
“Well, will He ever stop living?” she wondered.
“No,” I answered. “He always was, and always will be,” I responded.
“But,” she admitted, “I don’t understand.”
“Neither do I,” came my confession.
We who are finite cannot ever understand the Infinite.
Every rational person who is endowed with a mind that has the capacity to reason finds unanswerable questions about God - even in early childhood. The search for God, at an early age, is significant. Obviously, this question about God arising in the mind of a child seems to provide convincing evidence that there is a compassionate Creator who has planted Himself in the mind and heart and very being of everyone. Otherwise, why would anyone, especially a child, ask the question, “Is there a God?”
Questions about the existence of God are nothing new. God Himself put a curiosity within each of us to ask questions and seek answers. If we did not have a capacity to question things, we would not be human. Remember, it was God who said, “You will find Me when You seek Me with all your heart.” All seeking hearts find God.
Prayer: We thank You, Lord, that You created us with minds to seek You, and the truth we find in Your Word that reveals You. May we seek and find. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: You are from all eternity. Psalm 93:2b