OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES

My husband is back in the hospital again. I needed a pick me up so turned to one of my old posts. Sometimes we just need to laugh in spite of our circumstances. God gives us a sense of humor for just that purpose. Some folks might think I should be crying or giving up at this point, but I would much rather look ahead with hope and the promise that God won’t give me more than I can handle. So, laugh with me this morning and say a little prayer for Paul’s return to good health.

The 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 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. Another precocious young actress took time during rehearsal to let me know that the boy she was playing opposite of, was picking his nose and it was gross.

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

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.

I love how they give new meaning to God’s Word from time to time. Here are some excerpts spoken by children regarding just the subject of Moses:

His real name was Charlton Heston. He led the Israel lights out of Egypt because of the bad Pharoah. God sent ten plagues on the Egyptians. Some of the plagues were mice, frogs, bugs, lice and no cable. Every day in the desert, God fed the Israel lights some manicotti. He gave them His “Top Ten” commandments. They were things like: don’t lie, don’t cheat, don’t dance, don’t smoke, don’t covet your neighbor’s stuff (whatever that means). He also told them to humor their fathers and mothers.”

God often uses examples of the weakest human beings who have been 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. Amen!

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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9 Responses to OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES

  1. hatrack4 says:

    The post is funny, and I have already been praying for Paul, my wife too.

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  2. Praying for you and for your hubby and sending you lots of strength and laughter. A merry heart is good medicine! Love the manicotti from heaven and the reminder to humor your mother and father.

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  3. K.L. Hale says:

    Kathy, I’m praying for Paul and you. I’m sorry to hear he’s back in the hospital. This post made me giggle. It’s so cute indeed what comes out of the mouths of children! I think back to some of the things I’ve heard and laugh, too! May we all continue to have childlike faith! Thank you for this beautiful and fun reminder. I’m hugging you with hope and love. 💚🤍🤗

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  4. I’m praying now for your husband Paul, and for you. When my husband had surgery last month, on his 73rd birthday, I was so scared. I’m sending you a big empathy ((HUG)).

    This post is adorable. I laughed out loud when I read what your granddaughter wrote on your Christmas card: “To my favorite grandma – on my mother’s side.” That is hilarious!!

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Thanks Linda. You certainly know what it is to be a caregiver and I truly respect that.Paul just turned 80 this month so I guess we are fortunate to have so many years together. I appreciate your prayers and glad you enjoyed my post. Laughter is good medicine.

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