Luke 18:16-But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 

Is it any wonder that Jesus wanted to be with children and that he wanted His own followers to be like children? 

For one thing, they provide endless joy with the things they say. 

Also, children are easily in awe of just about everything. Their eyes grow large, smiles and laughter pour out of their sweet faces and they are simply awestruck. 

For example, Sethie about his baby sister to his big sister

Kenna: “Isn’t she the cutest thing in the world?” 

Sethie: “Well, I’ve seen Meer cats that are cuter.” 

And… 

Coco getting out of her jammies in the morning after a good nights sleep and I come in when she’s standing in her undies… 

Gigi: “Coco, you are beautiful.” 

Coco: “How can I be, I’m not dressed yet.” 

So, you see where I’m going with this. Kids are not just funny but they are also in awe of everything. Another example… 

Gigi: Kids come and see what I found in the garden.

Coco, Eli and Charlie: What Gigi, what? (Okay, Charlie is not talking that much yet, but she said it with her face.)

Gigi: Earth worms!! Aren’t they huge?” (At this point they are squirming in my hands and they are huge and one pooped in my hand too!!!)

Kiley: Ew!!

Kids:Ooooh-wow-neat-cool. (Charlie’s eyes are open wide and she has her little pointer finger wanting to touch but Mommy kiley says no way.) 

See, loads of fun and awe!  

Carol Steele relayed a cute story she heard told by a pastor last week. It went something like this: 

The pastor was in the rest room cleaning up when he saw one of his little parishioners doing the same, so he struck up a conversation. 

“So, how’s the wife?” 

“I don’t have a wife, I’m four.” 

“Oh, I see. Well, what kind of car do you drive?” 

“Huh? I don’t have a car, I’m four.” 

“Hmm. Well then, what college do you go to?” 

Picture the child rolling his eyes and trying to figure out what crazy guy took over his pastor’s body. 

But, that’s not the end of the story. 

The pastor was just having fun; however, the Lord revealed a very clear picture of what it means to be dependent on God just like a child. He realized “four” was just what He needed to be. 

Four is the new fifty-seven-for me anyway. I want to be four when it comes to my dependence on Almighty God. I want to believe, “…apart from Him I can do nothing.” John 15:5 

I am sick of my “I can do anything better than you.” Remember that song. I hate to digress but this song depicts my attitude sometimes. In my heart, I know I can’t do anything… 

…cause I’m four. 

 Sung by Annie Oakley and Frank Butler

Anything you can do,
I can do better.
I can do anything
Better than you.

No, you can’t.
Yes, I can. No, you can’t.
Yes, I can. No, you can’t.
Yes, I can,
Yes, I can!

Anything you can be
I can be greater.
Sooner or later,
I’m greater than you.

No, you’re not. Yes, I am.
No, you’re not. Yes, I am.
No, you’re NOT!. Yes, I am.
Yes, I am!

NO I’M NOT!!!!!

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