What is God Like?
By Kathleen Long Bostrom
Last week Friday morning for elementary chapel, I chose to read the entitled book above. Stories, life experiences, and questions about life tend to spark a lot of interest as conversations take place within our classrooms and beyond.
Childlike questions evoke a dialogue that cause adults to think more deeply about how to answer in such a way that not only makes sense to a 6- or 7-year-old but also a chance for the adult to be enriched by the conversation.
This book asks questions like, "Do you look like me? Do I look like you? Are you big or little? Are you short or tall? Do you like to whisper? Do you like to shout? Do you love me always, or just when I am good? Do you have a temper like I do when I am mad?"
The author than takes the time in the second half of the book to answer these questions according to Scripture. The final pages of the book cite those texts specifically, which shows all of us how much God really cares about us.