Thursday, May 31, 2012

Out of the mouth of babes....

Elisabeth and I were walking back from a neighbors house, when she said, "I want to see the whole world." I rather liked that idea myself, but I kept my opinions to myself and simply asked, "Why?"  She said, "Because I don't want to forget the whole world." Hmmm.. okay I thought. "So why would forgetting the whole world not be a good thing?"  "Because, God made the whole world and loves it and I love God so I don't want to forget it."

I attended a conference recently primarily for children and youth ministers, which as a parent we are regardless of any particular ministry titles. I can't remember specifically who said it but one lady stated that all children have a relationship with God and commune with God in their own way and one of our challenges is to nurture it without getting in the way with our own agenda. Also during the conference, we were exhorted to really listen to children and not try to provide all the answers but rather to wonder and ask questions with them. I'm so glad I chose to listen instead of talk during this moment or I may have missed God speaking.

“Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise?” - Jesus (Matthew 21:16)
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