How to Answer Big Questions from Little People

Nikki Daniel | July 23, 2016


We’ve all been there. A mom is humming the Curious George theme song while doing dishes when she’s hit with this:

Mommy, where did God come from? Who made him? Was it dark before he created darkness? How will baby brother know when it’s time to come out of your belly? And can I have some blueberries for a snack?

Kids ask compelling questions. Often they have a lot of them. As parents, we are blessed with the responsibility to train up our children in the Lord. Part of this training involves taking the time to answer tough questions in ways their little minds can understand. And many of the questions are wonderful opportunities for sharing the gospel.

Four Examples

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Here are four examples of ways we have tried to answer such questions.

1. Where did God come from? Who made him? 

God existed before time even existed. Nobody made him. He has always lived. Psalm 90:2 says, “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.” God has been God since further back than we can even imagine.

2. Why do people have to die? 

Originally, God…


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