Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Like Children

I’ve had my daughter here from Texas this week and so I’m very late posting today. But it has been so wonderful watching grandchildren. We adults have a lot to learn from children. I’ve watched as five-year old Anna takes great delight in ants devouring a table scrap. I’ve watched Isaac and Eli race and chase until I’m exhausted. (They aren’t!) I’ve answered more questions that I can count. I’ve listened to the giggles a simple shadow brings forth and am amazed at the wonder, delight, and joy children greet most moments with. I’m not sure I fully understand the connection, but it made me think of the verse of scripture which says, “Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein” (Luke 18:17).

I do think, however, that if we want to understand the kingdom of God, we need to be more like children.


Alyssa said...

I completely agree. Children can teach us so much.

Sherrie Mills Johnson said...

Alyssa, You have that child-like enthusiasm for life, too! Keep it always. It will bless your life!