Monday, August 25, 2008

What is God Like?

My mother-in-law bought this book for E a while back. Let me tell you - it is an awesome book!

What a great way to explain God to your children...or anyone for that matter.
I encourage you to swing by your local Christian bookstore and pick it up.

(Excerpt from the book, What is God Like?, Kathleen Long Bostrom)

* The book begins with children questioning God about what He is like.

Are you big or little? Short or tall? Do you have a temper? Do you ever get sad? Where do you live? How do I know you are near?

Then, He answers:
I'm as tall as the heavens, I'm as wide as the sea
But, even your hairs are all counted by me

My voice can be gentle and silent and still
And also like thunder that roars through the hills

When you are unhappy that makes me feel sad
I'm filled with great joy when I make your heart glad

My anger comes slowly and fades like the night
There's no darkness in me, just goodness and light

I AM like a mother who comforts your fears
and tenderly wipes away all of your tears

I AM like a father who wants to provide,
to care for your needs and to stay by your side

I AM the Almighty

I'll love you forever, whatever you do,
For nothing can separate my love from you.

These are only bits and pieces of the book. There is so much more to it. It is actually 68 pages and then in the back, there is a scripture reference for each line to back it up.

I read this book to E before putting her to bed tonight. As I read, it was a gentle reminder of the Father that I serve and love. But, most importantly, the Father who loves me. We all need that reassurance huh?

Good night.


Nilz said...

Wonderful story you have shared from the book - "Little Blessings: What is God Like? " Thanks.

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