Oct. 10, 2005, 8:55 a.m.

Children's Letters To God

The following is from an email sent by Mark Ramos last 10/9/05. The beautiful innocence of children may put a smile on your lips. These prayers of children to God were received originally as photographs, but 10 are transcribed here (The Dear God line is not included; authors are in parentheses):

1. Are you really invisible or is that just a trick? (Lucy)
2. Did you mean for giraffe to look like that or was it an accident? (Norma)
3. Instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don't you just keep the ones you got now? (Jane)
4. I went to this wedding and they kissed right in church. Is that okay? (Neil)
5. In bible times did they really talk that fancy? (Jennifer)
6. Thank you for the baby brother but what I prayed for was a puppy. (Joyce)
7. Please put another holiday between Christmas and Easter. There is nothing good in there now. (Ginny)
8. I think about you sometimes even when I'm not praying. (Elliott)
9. If you watch in church on Sunday, I will show you my new shoes. (Mickey)
10. If you let the dinosaur not extinct we would not have a country. You did the right thing. (Jonathan)

Wouldn't it be nice if everything was simple and straightforward? But God would not be God if we fully understood him, right?