This is the sweetest thing - and has so much meaning.  It was written by an

8 year old, Danny Dutton of Chula Vista, CA,  for his third grade homework

assignment.

The assignment was to explain God. Wonder if any of us could do as well???

 

 EXPLAIN GOD

 

 One of God's main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones

that die, so there will be enough people to take care of things on earth. He doesn't

make grown-ups, just babies. I think because they are smaller and easier to make.

 That way He doesn't have to take up His valuable time teaching them to talk

 and walk.  He can just leave that to mothers and fathers.

 

 God's second most important job is listening to prayers. An awful lot of

this goes on, since some people, like preachers and things, pray at times beside bedtime.

 God doesn't have time to listen to  the radio or TV because of this.

Because He hears everything, there must be a terrible lot of noise in

 His ears, unless He has thought of a way to turn it off.

 

 God sees everything and hears everything and is everywhere which keeps Him

pretty busy. So you shouldn't go wasting His time by going over your Mom and

Dad's head asking for something they said you couldn't have.

 

 Atheists are people who don't believe in God. I don't think there are any

in Chula Vista. At least there aren't any who come to our church.

 

 Jesus is God's Son. He used to do all the hard work like walking on water

and performing miracles and trying to teach the people who didn't want

to learn about God. They finally got tired of Him preaching to them and they

crucified Him. But He was good and kind, like His Father and He told His

Father that they didn't know what they were doing and to forgive them and

God said "O.K."

 

 His Dad (God) appreciated everything that He had done and all His hard work

on earth so He told Him He didn't have to go out on the road anymore.

He could stay in heaven. So He did. And now He helps His Dad

 out by listening to prayers and seeing things which are important for God

to take care of and which ones He can take care of Himself without having to

 bother God. Like a secretary, only more important.

 

 You can pray anytime you want and they are sure to help you because they

got it worked out so one of them is on duty all the time.

 

 You should always go to church on Sunday because it makes God happy, and if

there's anybody you want to make happy, it's God. Don't skip church to do

something you think will be more fun like going to the beach. This is wrong.

 And besides the sun doesn't come out at the beach until noon anyway.

 

 If you don't believe in God, besides being an atheist, you will be very

lonely, because your parents can't go everywhere with you, like to camp,

but God can. It is good to know He's around you when you're scared in

 the dark or when you can't swim and you get thrown into real deep water by

big kids.

 

 But...you shouldn't just always think of what God can do for you. I figure

God put me here and He can  take me back anytime He pleases.

 

 And...that's why I believe in God.

 

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