The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


What does God look like?

Youth share their views

Put simply, God can be drawn as a question mark. That's how Aaron Hinnershitz, 11, views God. For Aaron, "God is an always-changing shape."
Aaron was among 904 youth who entered this year's "Youngchurch" contest, with the theme "My View of God." The Lutheran staff discovered that youth see God as a starry night, a friend, ageless, happy, comforting, a man with a beard, a woman, both a man and a woman, the creator, wind and love. That love "comes in many colors." For other youth, God is everywhere and everything and is always with us. And the folically challenged will be glad to know that God is bald.

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