February 16, 2007

From the Mouth of a Child


Yesterday I was riding in the car with my daughter. She had spent some time with her aunt while I went to the Communications Team meeting at the church.

We have this little game we play. I say, "Do you know what?" She says, "What?" Then I say, "I love!" Then she says, "I love you, too! I knew you were going to say that!"

On the car ride home, we did out little interchange, and then she said, "Do you know what most special thing God created is?"

"No, what is the most special thing God has created?"

"Love," she said.

"Who told you that?"

"No one. I was just thinking about all the things that God has created, " she said, "and I thought that the most important of anything He has created is love. Because people really can't live without love in their heart."

I almost cried. I told her that the Bible has a verse that says the most important thing is love., and she was excited to know that the Bible agreed with her.

I love it when you are faced with the reality of Jesus. He said that unless we become like children, we will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven. I got a small glimpse of that reality yesterday when God decided to teach me the importance of love in all His creation.

I have learned more about God from and through my daughter than any class or sermon I have ever heard.

5 comments:

  1. Excellent! I just love kids' perspectives. Thanks for the glimpse.

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  2. Thanks for stopping by Rindy and for commenting. I appreciate it.

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  3. Sounds like she is growing up to be like her daddy! Way to go guys!

    What a beautiful child.

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  4. I really can't take credit for it. It is just God working on her heart.

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  5. It takes parents to raise a child Eric. You lead her down that path, and you are her example. That is what I'm applauding. Now just sit there and accept it sir. LOL *G*

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