Updated: Nov 8, 2019
Both of my children asked a ton of questions. They come by it honestly since I am the Queen of Questions. My son would ask question after question. I would answer one and that would lead to another. One day in the car after asking me at least a dozen questions, I shortly told him to "Stop asking questions!" I regret I said that to him, but kids can wear on the very last nerve of their parents. Years later when I had my son professionally tested for some academic issues I found out his critical reasoning skills were off the chart! Asking questions is good. It means you are thinking and reasoning and searching for knowledge.
My daughter didn’t ask as many questions as my son (or maybe I had more patience with my first-born), but when she was 4 and 5 years old she would ask me a lot of spiritual questions. Now this was back when I was an Occasional Christian and to be honest I didn’t really know how to answer her. I remember a few of the questions:
If God made everything, who made God?
Can God fly like Peter Pan?
Does God eat food?
Where does God live?
In retrospect, these were pretty profound questions and I have no idea where they came from since we didn’t take her to church at that time in her life and didn’t talk about God around our house.
I came across a book in a church bookstore called If I Could Ask God Anything by Kathryn Slattery (affiliate link). It’s a book of “Awesome Bible Answers for Curious Kids.” I remember reading it in 2007 in the waiting room after my Dad’s heart attack. I found it fascinating! It answered a lot of my own questions.
If I Could Ask God Anything (affiliate link) answers questions like:
If God is invisible, how do I know He is real?
Who is the Trinity?
Does God ever sleep?
Did Jesus ever do anything wrong?
What did Jesus look like?
Did Jesus have brothers and sisters? (Smile. I just wrote a post on this.)
How do I know the Bible is true?
It has the answers to about 175 questions. I highly recommend this book for your children, grandchildren, and even for you.
Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. Proverbs 22:6 (NLT)
Keep asking questions and searching for answers.