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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Through the Eyes of a Child

On Saturday morning, I took my youngest to hunt garage sales and get pancakes from McDonald's. One of his favorite things to do. My oldest was home finishing his school work. Yes, on a Saturday morning. That subject may have to be a whole other post!

As we were driving around we pulled up to the stoplight at a 4-way intersection. The sweet voice from the backseat said, "Mom, these must be God's favorite kind of roads."

"What kind of roads?", I ask.

"The cross kind.", he says matter-of-factly as he looks out the window.

I took me a minute to realize that we were at a 4-way stop. My heart just melted. How sweet.

All I could muster up was, "I bet they are sweetheart, I bet they are."

It really got me thinking...Do I see Jesus in the smallest of things like this?

It's not like we were in an airplane getting a view from above. We were only at the stoplight. Getting a view from only our side of the street. I thought it was interesting that he would notice the road as 4-way, and put that thought together. How often do I only see "my side of the street", and fail to recognize God's hand in everything on the other sides?

Oh, to have a childlike faith that never fails or forgets who Christ is, and what He did for me!

Lord, teach me to see you through the eyes of a child. In everything and everywhere.

"I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven."
~Matthew 18:3-4







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6 Comments:

At October 12, 2010 at 7:23 AM , Blogger Jessica said...

He's there caring about the details, even when we don't notice.

 
At October 12, 2010 at 8:39 AM , Blogger Katina said...

Preach! Thank you so much for this! Having childlike faith is what we need but life teaches us different! What a great reminder that Jesus is always with us!

 
At October 12, 2010 at 9:11 AM , Blogger Casey said...

Wow that would of made mr cry happy tears. Kids can be so amazing

 
At October 12, 2010 at 9:11 AM , Blogger Casey said...

Wow that would of made mr cry happy tears. Kids can be so amazing

 
At October 12, 2010 at 11:59 PM , OpenID thesavingmomparents said...

Tremendous post! Thanks for sharing the insight that was shared with you!
~Jessica

 
At October 18, 2010 at 6:28 PM , Blogger Jenn Erickson said...

What a wonderful tradition to share with your child! I love the insightful and often profound wisdom we can glean from our children's innocent comments!

 

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