Kids are full of questions. Sometime really good questions. Ever been stumped by a question from you kids? Have you ever had your son or daughter ask you a spiritual question that not only stumped you, but even remotely confused you?
You are not expected to know every answer under the sun about every scriptural concept that exists. It is OK to say, “You know something, I don’t know. I’m not sure. I’ll check on that." Now, I could bluff and make up some high-brow answer that my kid knows is made up. Or I could just say that I just don’t know.
When a our kids ask a question to which you don’t know the answer, affirm the validity of their question, consult another friend or leader that might know the answer or do some research and come back with your best stab. Humble yourself. Your kids do not expect you to be the Bible answer man or woman. Just be faithful, love God transparently and vulnerability in the presence of your family.
Do Your Best
Read this passage with fresh eyes:
"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth." - 2 Timothy 2:15
As I recently look at this passage, I noticed something I’d never seen before as it says, "Do Your Best". It does not say Be Perfect. It does not say, "...know every answer in order to be approved by God." It says, "Do Your Best". Modeling humility and an acceptance of the unsearchable mysteries of God is probably the most important content of all.