The things children say can be the most delightful, embarrassing, fearful, joyous words you will ever experience. I think it’s a good idea to jot those little tidbits down for future reference. 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. With my memory, many of them have gone away.
My most recent memories come from my children’s 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.
If you’ve ever heard young children singing in church, you will understand their zeal. Many of us lose that excitement as we become comfortable in our faith.
God often uses examples of the weakest human beings being used for the most difficult situations.
Matthew 21:16 the disciples said, “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?”
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.”