There are lots of things I wish I'd known when I was your age. One of the biggest things is that God doesn't make people die.
My father died when I was eight years old. My mother and I went down the street to a PTA meeting and when we came back, there he was lying on the floor, a victim of a heart attack. Needless to say, it was a hard time. I remember asking God "why?"
Here are some the reasons Christians gave for why my dad died so young:
My friend at school says she doesn’t believe in God, she believes in science. What should I say to her?
"Have you gotten your monthly gift yet?"
The first time a classmate asked me this, I was in fifth grade and I thought something awesome would come my way. Did somebody enroll me in the chocolate-of-the-month club? I could hardly wait to receive the Reece Cups and Snickers bars.
And then I got it. The monthly gift that is, and it wasn’t chocolate.
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