my soon to be 5 year old asked me.
HQ : Where is the North Pole?
Mama: Ummm... you know the globe? The world? North Pole is right on top.
HQ: How to go to North Pole?
Mama: You can take the cruise or ship. Or you can board a plane to fly there. The plane will fly across many countries - China, Mongolia, Canada and Greenland before reaching there. (Note to self: go check accuracy later!)
HQ: The God stay in the North pole?
(Now, where did he get that?)
Mama: God? No, Eskimos stay at the North Pole.
HQ: Then, where the god stay oh?
Mama: God is invisible. We can't see him.
HQ: But where the God stay?
Mama: Ummm... maybe in the outer space (Gosh! Why did I say that???)
HQ: Where is outer space?
Mama: Outer space is out of this world. In the orbit. Where there's others planets, the sun, and stars.
HQ: Floating? Like a(an) astronout?
Mama: Ummm... yeah, maybe. But I'm really not sure.
And so, he sat on his own frowning and definitely thinking. After a short while he came back and said:
HQ: I think God is everywhere. He is invisible; we cannot see him. But when people need help, God will quickly fly over, "wooosh! like that" and help them.
Now, what I really like about him:
- he knows I'm unsure so he did not redicule my answers, and he did not press further
- he came up with his own conclusion, which I think is fitting
- and because he too was unsure, he said "I think" :-)
But what he's sure of is, God is mighty and powerful, and looks over us :-).
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