A Child’s Explanation of God

Explanation by an Eight Year Old…THIS ONE IS FABULOUS!

It was written by an 8-year-old named Danny Dutton, who lives in Chula
Vista, CA. He wrote it for his third grade homework assignment, to
“explain God.” I wonder if any of us could have done as well?

“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 grownups, 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 such, 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

“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.”