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“If God created everything, then who created God?”

Moms, your kids have likely asked you this question at some point in their early years as you begin to introduce Bible stories and learning to pray—and if you haven’t been asked yet, then it is likely coming.

This is one of many “Big God Questions” that can catch us off guard as parents, because we have long accepted by faith the answers to questions like this. However, we must remember, our children are just being introduced to faith in Jesus and they are curious about God, along with everything else. We can just expect a lot of “If” this and “Why” that questions from them in these early years. 

So let’s get to it! How do we answer this question?

“If God created everything, then who created God?”

The answer to the question is: “No one created God, because God has always been here.”

That seems like a simple answer—But the next question to follow will likely be: How do you know He has always been here?

Begin with the first thing you want them to know: We can always trust the Bible is true! And the Bible is very clear that God is eternal, and HE has has always been here and has no end.

Genesis 1:1-3 says: In the beginning God…”

Right here, in the very beginning of the first verse in the whole Bible, we can know that God is eternal! Everything began with him. He has always been here. 

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.”

It says here that God created the whole earth including: all people, day, night and time. God existed before all of it these—He always was—that is hard for us to understand as humans (adults included) because we function on a timeline. Think about it. 

Share this example with your kids about timeline: You have a birthday every year. It marks the day that you were born into the world. A world that was already here. And every year, you have a birthday party and get a year older. Now, when we get really old (reference grandparents or great-grandparents here) our hair can turn white, our skin  gets wrinkly and it’s harder to move as quickly, like when you’re a kid. We all grow older and our bodies break down as age with time.

We live in a world of time and calendars—days turn into months and months into years. But God existed before space and time or day and night— He was here before the world was ever created. 

Revelation 1:8 says:“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

“Alpha” and “Omega” are the beginning and ending to the Greek alphabet from Bible times—much like “A” and “Z” from our alphabet that your kids beginning learning to sing in early toddler years. This verse clearly says that God has always been and will always be! He is, He was and He will be coming back. He is past, present and future.

Your kids should recognize this icon: Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story who said it best, “To infinity and beyond” 

In review: God had no beginning, nor will He ever come to an end. No one created Him; unlike everything else, He has always existed!

Malachi 3:6 says: “For I am the Lord, I do not change.”

That wraps up Big God Question #2! Moms, please continue to email me Big God Questions that your kids are asking. I have received some great feedback and question ideas for the podcast to help other moms. If you find yourself unable to answer a question your child asks, send it to me, and I will do my best to answer you by seeking the Lord and other mom counsel with experience on the topic. 

My direct email is mallen@lwf.org Thanks!

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