Tuesday, March 21, 2006


Today Elizabeth brought up our conversation from the night before. Out of curiosity, I asked her what is God like to her. She thought for awhile, and said "God is like the sun."
"Ahhhhh!" I said. "So He's a big six thousand degrees hot ball of energy?"

She looked annoyed.
"No, He is love us for ever long time."
"Like the sun?"

"Hmmmm. That's interesting, but, I don't think the sun loves us. In fact, over-exposure can cause painful sunburn and sometimes even melanoma. Besides, in, like, four billion years the sun's core will collapse under its own gravity and its atmosphere will expand and totally vaporize Earth. So the sun's not eternal, and seems kinda hell-bent on destroying us. But it sure is warm and shiny. God's like that?"

"Yah," she reiterated, looking a little dreamy, "God's like the sun."


Maven said...

Didn't that rock group Nazareth sing a song along those lines? "Love Hurts?"

Love hurts, love scars, love wounds and mars
Any heart not tough nor strong enough
To take a lot of pain, take a lot of pain,
Love is like a cloud, holds a lot of rain .....
Love hurts ......
Oooh ...... love hurts.

Loved the bit about the melanoma! Along her logic, though... some love relationships can be toxic:) Also, I thought the New Testament version (post-Noah and the flood) of God was supposed to be more warm and fuzzy and not so destructive?

A fireball in the sky CAN be destructive.

Um... How old is Miss Elizabeth?

Jelly said...

She's 42. Nazareth ROCKS!