Through Childlike Eyes
Children have a special place in God’s heart and family.
“Therefore, whoever humbles themselves like a child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” (Matt 18:4-5)
Last Sunday I assisted with the younger Sunday School classes. Firstly, I was the “stand in angel” for the nativity drama as the children acted out the biblical story from Luke and Matthew. Lots of fun, wonder and excitement. (We had to do it three times so I could get it right.)
Secondly, I sat in with Amy’s kindy group—only Zeke and Caleb that morning. We sat at the table and all shared what we would like to thank God for. We sang praise about the greatness of God. We recounted the story of the wise men and then worked on creating and decorating our crowns. Lots of glitter, glue and colour.
Children have a special place in God’s heart and family. Often in Scripture we are told to share the hope, stories and reality of God to them. We are to nurture and care for children. And we are to learn from them—their wonder, their confidence, their trust and their simple faith in their heavenly Father. Last Sunday morning was a special morning for me on our Thanksgiving Sunday to enter into children’s lives and once again discover the wonder and joy of the Christmas story.
This Sunday our Sunday School lead us. It is not a show. But it is an invitation to open our eyes to the wonder of the coming of Jesus. To enter in as a child to the hope of salvation and the joy of the greatest gift of all—our Lord Jesus Christ.
“Therefore, whoever humbles themselves like a child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me” (Matt 18:4-5)