Thursday, July 14, 2011
“God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
This morning my grand-daughter wanted to go online and do a search to see what God looks like. I asked, “Is it important to know what God looks like?” Her response was so sweet, “Yes, because He is a special person and he watches over us when we are asleep and when we are awake. He created all of us and He loves us more than any one. He’s a wonderful guy and we should know what He looks like, because we love Him so much.”
I told her that I have a picture of God in my mind and I think others probably do too, but no one really knows what He looks like. We did a Google search and came up with all kinds of images… many of them the usual images we see of Jesus. This lead to a conversation about what Jesus really looks like. I explained how there were no cameras back when Jesus walked on earth so all we have is passed down word of mouth and maybe some sketchy drawings of what He looks like.
It’s hard to explain to a 9 year old that it really doesn’t matter what God looks like. Over the past few weeks we have had the conversation about how looks don’t matter, it’s what’s inside that is important. She really wants to know what He looks like… and is telling me it doesn’t matter if He’s chubby or ugly or whatever, she just wants to see. Wow, it’s hard to explain to a lil one that God is a Spirit and we have to accept that. But we’ll keep working on that.
Today’s prayer will be from the mouth of a babe, not me –
~ Dear God, I wonder if You are a Spirit in people’s hearts. I wish I knew what You look like, I can’t stop thinking what You look like. I think You are an angel or a man or a wizard and I don’t care what You look like mostly but I really want to know because You made me. I love You God and Jesus and Mary. I hope You are feeling wonderful. I love You so so much. In Your Son Jesus name we pray, Amen. Bye God ~