It’s all about the kids, isn’t it? When it comes to education, health, nourishing, and the overall caring of a child, it helps to know what that means. Kids learn about life and especially about God more from their parents than anyone else. It’s so important that we bless those kids closest to us with love and understanding. Jesus knew this when He called the little children to come to Him.

Our scripture speaks to the child in us. When we come before Jesus, we must humble ourselves like a child. We must have a childlike capacity for wonder. The way we do this is to realize that we need help and are not self-sufficient.

In our scripture, we see that Jesus rebuked His disciples and told them to let the little children come to Him. Jesus reminded His disciples that the kingdom of heaven already belonged to them.

I saw a note once that a child wrote about how he saw God. It read:

God follows us. (My comments: I’m sure there are many adults out there who would shiver at this statement. In reality, if we believe that God follows us, we must believe that it’s incumbent upon us to act in a manner that’s pleasing to God.)

God loves us. (My comments: I couldn’t agree more. Why would He have sent His Son, Jesus, to save us if He didn’t.)

God is nice. (My comments: When I look at my life it’s quite clear to me that God is most definitely nice.)

God is never not nice. (My comments: Another true statement. There’s never been a time in my life when I did not know this.)

God is awesome. (My comments: Truly we do serve an awesome God.)

God is cool. (My comments: Lucky for us all.)

Sadly, there are some who think God is always angry. So not true. God is graceful like in the parable of the prodigal son. He is forgiving. Sometimes bad things happen and we wonder where God is. The fact is, God is always at work for good not only during tragedies but in all situations.

Although God can get upset and His heart can hurt, God rejoices with us when we rejoice and He cries with us when we cry. We are His children. Do we, as parents, not do the same with our kids?

I can remember when my girls were little it broke my heart to see them hurt or if they were sad because they fought with one of their friends. But my compassion didn’t stop with my girls. We can have compassion for our neighbors’ kids also. There were times when I’d see a neighbor’s kid fall off his bike or trip and scrape his knee and I would run to his aide. I’ve also broken up some fights between neighbors’ kids. Shouldn’t we want our neighbors to be just as attentive to our kids should they witness the same thing? I grew up knowing the parents of my friends next door cared about me. In those times neighbors watched out for one another’s kids.

It’s easy to see the incredible wonders of God. Ask yourself this question: How do geese know when to migrate? It’s God’s doing. Geese start preparing to migrate in midsummer. Their babies that are born in the spring are almost grown by that time. After shedding their old feathers, the adult geese start growing new plumage. It’s called molting. The reason for this is that they have a long flight ahead of them and they need their body feathers to be in good condition. So, for a few weeks, as this process is taking place, they can’t fly at all. You’ll see them out on the water as that’s where they need to stay to avoid any predators.

How do they know how to do all this you ask? Again, God’s doing. There’s a clock in their brain. It measures how much sunlight there is in each day. Since days grow shorter during late summer and early fall, the geese know it’s time to get going and get ready to fly south. They eat as much as possible, literally gorging themselves on grain and grass. How cool is that? 😊

God has His hands in everything. There’s nowhere you can go that God isn’t there with you. Clearly one can see how the Bible is God’s love story to us and how much He loves us. The coolest part about God is that He wants a relationship with all of us. He wants to hang out with us. We’re made in God’s image after all.

Remember back when you were a kid and singing the songs that reinforced Jesus’ love for you. Jesus loves me this I know for the bible tells me so. I know how much I loved singing those words when I was a kid. I still do. What a joy it is to hear children singing.

All of God’s kids are important to Him.

Even the smallest among us.

And that’s what I learned in Church……see ya next time!