Saturday, November 27, 2010

Letters to Heaven

by Cindy R. Williams

Here are some letters addressing God written by young children. There are two important lessons to be learned here, one spiritual and one as a writer. First, children's pure belief in God, and second; the ability to express that profound faith and love with clarity.

Please take a moment to ponder the letters. Allow them to touch your heart and to inspire your mind. Also, recognize how the simplicity of their words hit upon moments of recognition. This is a good exercise to increase your ability to connect to others with just a few words.

Note, the spelling errors are not typos, this is how the children wrote.

"Dear God,
I went to this wedding and they kissed right in church.
Is that OK?
Neil"

"Dear God,
Instead of letting people die and haveing to make
new ones why don't you just keep the ones you got now?
Jane"

"Dear God,
I think the stapler is one of your greatest inventions.
Ruth M."

"Dear God,
In bible times did they really talk that fancy?
Jennifer"

"Dear God,
I think about you sometimes even when I'm not praying.
Elliott"

"Dear God,
I am Amearican. What are you?
Robert"

"Dear God,
I bet it is very hard for you to love all of everybody in the whole world.
There are only 4 people in our family and I can never do it."
Love Nan"

"Dear God,
Please put a other Holiday between Christmas and Easter.
There is nothing good in there now.
Ginny"

"Dear God,
If you watch in Church on Sunday I will show you my new shoes.
Mickey D."

"Dear God,
If we come back as something please don't let me be Jennifer Horton because I hate her.
Denise"

"Dear God,
Maybe Cain and Abel would not kill each so much if they had their own rooms. It work with my brother.
Larry"

"Dear God,
If you give me genie lamp like Alladin I will give you anything you want except my money or my chess set.
Raphael"

"Dear God,
We read Thos Edison made light. But in Sun. School they said you did it.
So I bet he stoled your idea.
Sincerely, Donn"

"Dear God,
If you let the dinasor not exstinct we would not have a country. You did the right thing.
Jonathan"

"Dear God,
Please Send Dennis Clark to a different camp this year.
Peter"

"Dear God,
Thank you for the baby brother but what I prayed for was a puppy."
Joyce"

Are any of you writers and readers in a position where you work with or teach children? If so, it would be fun and quite an education to ask them to write a letter to God. You are certainly welcome to leave a comment and share them with us all.

6 comments:

  1. cute! I am with some of my grans this week. I love being a part of a small child's world. Thanks for the smiles, Cindy.

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  2. Terri, Kari and Valerie, I can always count on you to enjoy the fresh look on life from the viewpoint of little ones! Thanks!

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  3. These are great. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. These are great. Thanks for sharing.

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