big is God? Is He bigger than Daddy? Is He bigger than an
is God, Mommy? Is He stronger than even the strongest person?"
he's bigger and stronger than anyone in the world."
why does he let a bad person hurt a good person?"
Wow! Heavy theology for a 5 year old. This was a conversation between my "nephew" and his mother, Christy, my prayer partner.
As his mother reeled from the question, she responded, "That's a very difficult question, Benji. People have asked it for a long time. God is powerful to help people, but mostly He helps people by changing their hearts so that they won't hurt people any more."
Benji considered this for a moment and then replied, "You mean like the Grinch?"
Christy, in astonishment at his quick understanding, affirmed, "Yes, like the Grinch." Later that evening she had to explain to Benji's father why he was asked to read the story of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas in mid-May.