OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES

ImageThe things children say can be the most delightful, embarrassing, fearful, joyous words you will ever experience.  I never did this when my kids were young, but I think it’s a good idea to jot those little tidbits down for future reference.  They may come in handy down the line.  Instead of keeping a journal, I often relied on memory and repeating those clever little thoughts over and over to burn them into my brain.

My own children had some funny things to say during their youth, but the most recent memories come from their own children.  Here are a couple of examples:  My teenage grandson while comparing himself to his older brother – “He’s a complete set of encyclopedias.  I’m just a pocket dictionary, with pages missing.”  My granddaughter wrote this on a Christmas card she created for me a while back, “To my favorite grandma – on my mother’s side.”

Some of my young students have had some funny things to say also.  When I arrived a few minutes late, a child piped up with this comment, “We thought you died and went to heaven.”  Another announced to the class that I had brownchitis. 

When kids have something to say, there are usually no boundaries.  They say what they think and you never know when they will say it! 

If you’ve ever heard young children singing in church, you will understand their exuberance.  We can learn a lot from them.  Praising God should be joyful.   I think many of us lose some of that excitement as we become comfortable in our faith.  Jesus often referred to little children when talking about their faith and acceptance.  Maybe we can learn some lessons from them at times.

God often uses examples of the weakest human beings being used for the most difficult situations.  In Matthew 21:16 we read Jesus response to his disciples, “”Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him. “Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read, “‘From the lips of children and infants you, Lord, have called forth your praise?”

Lord, you have given the most precious gift of life to this ailing world.  Little children come to know you through simple faith.  Even though I am old in years, may I continue to come to you in childlike faith and accept the plans you have laid out for me

Psalm 8:2 says, ” Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.”

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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2 Responses to OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES

  1. Tari Karbula says:

    Hey Cathy – I love this & love the fact you’re doing this. Do you have an email list so I can be sure to read it on a daily basis or it just on FB?
    I have some great zingers I could send you but 1 of my favs is when Peyton handed me something & said…”Here you go, Doll Face.” He was only 4 @ the time.
    Hope you are well.
    Much Love,
    Tari

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    • atimetoshare says:

      The name of my blog is atimetoshare. If you go to wordpress.org just log in with that name. Then when you are hooked up to it hit the ” follow” button. You should then get daily emails when I post. Thanks for your kind comments, Doll Face!

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