Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Who's God?

This was written by an 8 year old from Chula Vista, CA, for his third grade homework assignment, which was to explain God.

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.


Thursday, January 4, 2007

happy new year!

yahoo-yahoo!!!!! It's 2007, year of the pig according to the Chinese calendar. Does that mean we'll act like pigs do?uh-ohh....
A lot of predictions have been made for 2007..most of it are about the worsening politics in the Philippines..we'll even though they're not going to predict it, we're all sure politics will get worse.
Other predictions are about disasters brought by nature..floods, typhoons, earthquakes..
When we think of these things, it seems that 2007 will be the worst year ever. Try looking back on their predictions for 2006, they're almost the same..but hey it's 2007, that means we survived.
Despite of all these negative predictions each year, we were able to made it through 2007. Now we are facing another set of negative vibrations and more hurdles to pass, yet I pray that we will all survive this year.
Pigs symbolize greediness, but unlike them we need not be greedy to be successful. Greediness is the root of failure. So this year of the pig, we should prune all those pig-like attitude that we keep in ourselves and be more optimistic of the future, trusting God to give us a discerning spirit for all decisions that we're going to make.
Faith is all we need to survive each passing year, letting God take care of things we can't handle, giving God all the right to be in control of our lives and humbling ourselves before our creator by acknowledging that we are nothing without Him.
So I pray that we all have a year full of colors, smiles, tears of success and more love in our hearts.