Are There Any Questions?


By Janet Earle, Children's Minister

Posted on July 15, 2015

Summer is a great time to shed the routines of the regular season. Between the months of September and June, whether you are a child in school or a very long way from that, routines seem to drive our lives. School, work, groups and activities all have their schedules and it’s not hard to feel like a little mouse on a big wheel going round and round.

Then summer comes! Ten glorious weeks and I don’t mean the weather. Weeks when the schedule is different, the days are longer and all things seem possible. We can read a book, go for a walk, sit by the lake and we can wonder about our lives. We can ask those questions we don’t seem to have time for during the busy season.

We know children have questions too. They never seem to stop asking them! Why is the sky blue? Why do lions roar? Why can't I stay up as late as you do? Why do I have to invite that girl to my birthday party? We know children’s questions can be tough and we don’t always have the answers. For most of us, questions about God can be the hardest ones to answer.

That’s where Clive and Ian’s Wonder Blimp of Knowledge comes in. Each week this summer in Children’s Ministry we are asking "Big Questions about God" and with the help of the Wonder Blimp we are finding our answers. How old is God? Is God as powerful as a superhero? How do I love and respect God?

Why is this program from the makers of Veggie Tales’ and What’s in the Bible great? It’s fun! If you have never even been on a Wonder Blimp then come up and find out. It’s also built on a solid foundation of truth from the Bible. It affirms our belief God wants us to know Him, and that He has given us many ways to get to know Him including the Bible, Jesus, and our Church.

We want to assure our children asking questions is welcome and that we can be confident of finding answers. We hope the Wonder Blimp is a fun and engaging way to do that.

This summer, we too can search our own hearts and take the time to answer our own "Big Questions about God". We can trust we will be able to find answers, and those answers will help us to better love and serve God. God spoke through the prophet Jeremiah saying, "When you look for me with all your heart, you will find me" (Jeremiah 29:13). Bring on the questions.