My favorite local columnist. Once upon a time I though he had the worlds best job. As time has gone by I realized how tough it would be to come up with these things on a regular basis…
Dec. 1, 2006, 4:58PM
What does God look like to a child?
By LEON HALE
Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle
CHESTER B., one of the members of our Old Codgers Club, called me the other morning and asked if I had any ideas about what God looks like.
This matter was brought into Chester’s life by one of his great-grandchildren, who is 4 years old.
The child is visiting in his home, and one of Chester’s great-grandfatherly duties has included reading bedtime stories. Some of these stories are about shepherds, and angels, and heaven, and prophets, and other particulars dealt with in the Bible, including God.
“She keeps asking me what God looks like,” Chester said on the phone. “I tell her I don’t know, and she asks why I don’t know. She keeps turning the pages, looking for a picture of God. The book has pictures of sheep, and angels, and old guys with long white beards, and she wants to know why it hasn’t got a picture of God.”
That seemed to me like a fair question. How did he answer it?
Go find out where the conversation went…