Letters to God - from a child

Letters to God from a child

A brief introduction.

This is purely my imagination of a child's correspondence with God although the first one about the pink shoes is partly from a child's note to God. This is meant to be a series of letters from the journal of a child written to God.. read on..

Sandy's diary - Sandy's letters to God

Dear God,
Thank you for listening to my prayers. Mummy bought me some new shiny pink shoes today.. if you come to church this Sunday I will show you my new shoes. I will wear them with the pink Barbie dress. I am sure you will like it. So please God, be there.
Sandy

Dear God,
I have a doubt, I wrote that I want new pink shoes in my Diary, how did you know about that? Did you cheat like I do at times? Mommy says it is bad to look into other peoples diaries, now to whom will you say sorry to...Oh, I forgot, to your Father of course. Will he spank you like my daddy does when I am naughty? It is okay if you read my diary. I write it just for you. This means that you will not be doing something wrong when you read my diary again. See now, I saved you.
Sandy

Dear God,
I hate Michael, that spoilt brat, my cousin. He is a bully and all of us have to listen to him. I always feel like punching his nose off. Mommy says that you said in the Bible that if you hate your brother or sister you cannot love God, I love you God, you don’t trouble me, it is only Michael that I hate.What can I do he troubles and irritates me so much? Please fix him dear God... but don’t tell mommy that I told you to.. it is our secret.
sandy

Dear God,
I read mommy’s diary today, like you read mine. Mommy is so bad, she writes such terrible things about daddy, but when daddy is here she calls him honey and smiles sweetly at him. Please keep them together.. I don’t want them to fight and live separately like Beulah's parents. Beulah is forever having to go from one house to another and losing her books and stuff, getting into trouble with the teachers. Please God let daddy come home early every day and make mummy happy. May be we could have many more parties here.. now you really have to listen to my prayers.
sandy

Dear God,
Thank you. Today mommy looks so happy. Daddy bought a ring with a nice, bright stone. She keeps looking at her ring and flashing it all the time. She is happy even though daddy has not come home yet. She even sang to me and played scrabble with me. Let daddy bring her many more rings.. Thank you God you are a nice man. I am all sleepy now good night
sandy

Dear God,

Randy kissed me today, is it bad? It did not feel nice. I don’t know why big people keep kissing each other so much. I have seen the big boy with a soccer ball kiss Sheryl so often at the end of the lane. They always ask me to tell them if anyone is coming. I know they are doing wrong.. they don’t want to get into trouble. Will I get into trouble because Randy kissed me? He smells bad... Phew ...I don’t think he brushes his teeth very well. I will not let him kiss me again, now please keep this a secret.
sandy

Dear God,
You let me down? Did you tell mommy about what Randy did to me? Why did you do that ? I trusted you. She told me I am bad and I should not do it ever again. She was happy when I told her I wouldn’t do that. I am so angry with her.. why does she let daddy do all kinds of things to her while she tells me I must not let anyone touch me the wrong way? She is mean. I better hide my diary, I think she is reading it.. when I am not home.. I don.t think you are a tattletale.
sandy

Dear God,
Mommy told me that you love all people, even the bad guys, all the time. How can you? I cannot love mommy and daddy the only ones in the house all the time. I don't like mommy and daddy when I am grounded. They are really mean to me. But why would you love those guys who killed you? Will you tell me why? I want to know...
Sandy

Dear God,
You did not write to me. Oh! I almost forgot. They drove nails into your hands, I saw the holes in the pictures.. oh it must hurt.. sorry, I forgot about that. Okay, I will ask Mommy this, she says you have said everything in the Bible. Take care.
sandy

Dear God,
I asked mommy and she told me that you are Love and you love all people. I want to be like you, could you make me like you? Have you answered that in the Bible? I will ask mommy again.
sandy

Dear God,
Mommy bought me this Bible and I saw that you have underlined these words. Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, that means I can love as you do. I am going to try hard to love everyone the way you do. Thank you God, from now on you can underline your words in the Bible and answer all my questions. Your hands won't pain so much and we can talk to each other as much as we want. Thank you God for being my friend.
Sandy.

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mactavers 4 years ago

Lots of great insights into the ways in which children think about God and those around them. It reminds me of the Judy Blume book, Hey God, It's Me Margaret.


kelleyward 4 years ago

Very interesting approach to looking at the relationship young children often have with God. I can remember thinking about God in similar ways as a child.


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sofs 4 years ago Author

mactavers, thank you for the read and the comment. I haven't read Judy Blume's book so I really don't know what you are talking about... It is the inspiration from my one little one and my Sunday school kids.. I truly appreciate your comment. Have a wonderful day. God Bless!


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sofs 4 years ago Author

Kelleyward, I am so glad that you could identify with this piece.. "Unless you become like little children...' was my true inspiration... for this piece apart from the first line.. Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know how you felt. It does mean a lot to me. Have a lovely day. God Bless!


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Paradise7 4 years ago from Upstate New York

I love that last line..."Thank you, God, for being my friend."


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is so sweet. Children writing in their diary, so innocent and trusting. I don't think i ever wrote a letter to God. I used to keep a dairy as a teen-ager and kept it hidden. I loved this Sofie..Thank you..


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sofs 4 years ago Author

Thank you Paradise, I love it too..,and say it often...could there be a better friend. Have a wonderful day my dear! God Bless!


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sofs 4 years ago Author

Ruby, That is a very sweet comment indeed...I remember having written to God asking Him for a Christmas present... (Santa was never popularized in my Home those day. :) Thanks for letting me know how you felt. I appreciate that very much. Have a lovely day, dear Ruby and have fun.. dream of summer and something nice :) God Bless!


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

I'm floored. Out of the mouths of babes... This is just enchanting. Sandy sounds like such a wonderful little girl. I hope she never loses that innocent quality, the faith, the love of a child.


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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Oh my goodness, Sofie, I was going to write something very similar, but this is so much better than what I had in mind. There is so much poignancy and meaning to these letters you have penned…they are just stunning and fill the heart. Well done! :-)


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sofs 4 years ago Author

Poetvix, Thank you.. and I am floored by your comment! That is a very sweet thing to say! I appreciate this very much. Have a lovely day. God Bless!


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sofs 4 years ago Author

Genna, Great minds LOLO :) Thank you for such beautiful and kind words of praise. It lifts my spirits... I am glad that people who have read this have enjoyed it as much as I did writing this. This means a lot to me Genna. Have a wonderful day and God Bless!


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

I´m not sure if I cried more than laughed or the other way around.

This was priceless.

Absolutely beautiful, (Tears again. I guess crying wins)


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sofs 4 years ago Author

Dim, That is so precious! Your reaction... just tells me about the kind of person you are... Thank you for sharing your reaction.. this will indeed be a greatly treasured comment! Have a lovely day! God Bless you abundantly!


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John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Very insightful and creative hub.


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sofs 4 years ago Author

John Sarkis, thanks for the visit and the comment. Have a wonderful day!


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Wow Sofs, very interesting article. I chose this article cause my wife would always pray as a child. She went through a hard life. You are so creative and always come up with unique hubs. Hope you have a great weekend.


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sofs 4 years ago Author

Thelyricalwriter, I am glad you chose this hub. I have so enjoyed writing this.. sometimes you can say so much trough the voice of little children than through that of an adult.. I am happy that you enjoyed it.. Have a wonderful weekend yourself. God Bless

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