A conversation with my son, age 3:
W.-“Mommy, did you used to go to work like Daddy?”
W.-“Were I in your tummy?”
W.-“Was Bean [his baby brother] still up in Heaven? Was God making him?”
W.-“Wow, Mommy! You know, when we all die and we go up to Heaven, I’m going to keep my eyes open so I can see God making the babies!”
In a child’s eyes, the world is really simple. God made it. That’s it. Why do things get so complicated as we get older? If the Bible says God made it, then God made it. We all could take a lesson from the child who has such faith.
As a child, I believed God made the world in a week, and then I was “educated” to believe that, no, we actually evolved over time from some blob into monkey-creatures, and eventually into humans. Huh?
I always felt conflicted inside about what I was taught in school about evolution and “millions-of-years,” and it wasn’t until I started homeschooling my kids that I began to learn what I consider to be the truth. I was amazed to discover books that explain the truth of God’s world. Master Books titles that we have used in our homeschool have helped me teach my kids that although some people believe in the theory of evolution, the truth is that God made us as we are, and the earth isn’t as old as some people teach. It can all be proven in the Bible.
My kids will grow up knowing the truth and being able to defend their faith, thanks in large part to books like the Answers books, Exploring Planet Earth, Dinosaurs by Design, the Wonders of Creation books, and more.
We can walk outside and praise God when we look around us and know the truth, and what a wonderful thing that is to share with our kids.
(I shared this post at New Leaf Publishing Blog.)