Yesterday afternoon when I picked the children up from school there was a tornado watch in our area. K got into the car, looked me straight in the eyes and said, "Mama, why does God make tornadoes?"
(I had a feeling I knew where this was going...)
"Well, I don't really know. God is so big. He doesn't think the way we do. I don't always understand what He does."
"But, Mama, He LOVES us. Why would He make dangerous things if He loves us?"
Her face was earnest. It was clear she was not going to let this go.
I repeated that I did not really know, but that I knew God was big and powerful--and that a lot of people get busy with their lives and forget that. I told her I thought tornadoes weren't all bad, because they reminded us of how huge and powerful God is...Then I wondered if I had totally messed up her view of God.
So, how would you answer that question?
UPDATED TO ADD: I love posting questions here and reading your terrific counsel! Thank you!