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A young boy who lives in the city with his grandmother has seen much, including people, buildings, subway cars, and more. But he wonders why he’s never seen God. When he asks his grandmother if God lives in the city, she points out that wherever love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control—the fruit of the Spirit—are evident, God is there.

The boy begins to look for God in the city. He sees evidence of God in the love of his grandmother, the joy of flying high on a swing, the patience of a teacher who helps him learn how to tie his shoelaces, the goodness of a neighbor who brings a loaf of bread for his grandmother and him to share, and numerous other ways. He realizes that “I don’t see God the way I see my friends or the streetlights or the river, but I see signs of God’s Spirit all around me, right here in the city.”

Jennifer Grant’s age-sensitive tale simply and articulately shares a biblical truth that might be difficult for young children to understand. Ages 4 and up. (Sparkhouse Family)

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