Wednesday, July 22, 2009
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.