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Why did God create girls?

BY CARY KINSOLVING Modified: January 25, 2013 at 2:27 pm •  Published: January 28, 2013
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Perhaps beauty and mystery go together.

Ryan, 9, must have read Genesis a few times, when he says, "God created girls to be a helper comparable to boys, and to be a companion throughout the span of a lifetime."

A "helper comparable to him" is the exact language God used to describe the creation of the first woman (Genesis 2:18). It's ridiculous to assume that it's somehow degrading to be called a helper. The Psalmist calls God a helper in that he's "our help and our shield" (Psalm 33:20).

Lauren, 11, explains that the image of God is in our souls: "I think God created girls because we think different than boys because boys think of some things while girls think of other things."

Another reason God created girls is "because man needed a friend," says Jacob, 10. "It is not good that man should be alone" is God's assessment of Adam's condition before he created Eve.

"God made girls and boys special in their own way," says Melissa, 11. "We each have our own way of being special because that's how God created us."

Emily, 6, agrees: "Girls are lovely. They are like flowers. They're special."

Listen to a talking book, download the "Kids Color Me Bible" for free, watch Kid TV Interviews and travel around the world by viewing the "Mission Explorers Streaming Video" at www.KidsTalkAboutGod.org. Bible quotations are from the New King James Version. To find out more about Carey Kinsolving and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.

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