The wisdom of children: Another lesson from my kids…

I posted this on the Facebook page of a Christian that I truly respect (Ed Stetzer) the other day, and thought it deserved a mention here on my blog. Ed made the comment, “The Bible is all red letters…It’s all about Jesus and it’s all Spirit inspired.”

His comment reminded me of something I had just spoken with my wife about a few days earlier. Here was my response:

“I was actually telling my wife the other day, I think our 22 month old twins have it right…Every time they pick up their little Bibles, they say “Deedus”, or “Sheezus”, depending on which one asks, and they bring it over to me and climb in my lap…When they bring their Bibles to me, they want me to show them Jesus. I told my wife, they really have it right…Every time they open their Bibles they want to see Jesus, they expect to see Jesus..I think more of us need to have this attitude…”

Jesus Himself said that the Scriptures were about Him, and bore witness of Him. (Luke 24:27, John 5:39) When we open our Bibles, we ought to be doing the same thing as my sons Noah and Caleb, and looking for Jesus. The Scriptures all point to Jesus in some way. It warms my heart so much when I hear those little voices calling out the name of my Savior Jesus, (Deedus, Sheezus). I pray one day they will call out His name, as their own Savior, I pray that same prayer for all of my children. Just imagine, if it warms my heart so much, imagine how much it warms the heart of Christ…

“Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.” -Mark 10:14-16

“And Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read, “Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise?” – Matthew 21:16

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4 comments

  1. Right on man! Great quote and it speaks truth. Right from the words of Christ himself when he bore witness to the disciples that all the Scriptures were about him. How’d you like to take Hermeneutics with Jesus? I’d love to just sit in on that class!

  2. I’ve learned so much from my children. A whole new dimension of God opened up to me when i became a father…incredible!

    Both of my kids like preaching. My little girl (6) takes out a little stand that she uses as a pulpit…it’s awesome! Even after explaining to her the role of men in the pulpit, she takes it in stride and says she’s just preaching to other girls…priceless!

  3. So true Larry. Becoming a husband and father has shown me the love of God in a way I could never have imagined. Both in showing me my own sinfulness, my need of grace and mercy, as well as my need to show grace and mercy, and the unconditional love a father has for his children, and the sacrificial and sanctifying love a husband must have for his wife, as Christ so perfectly displayed(s) in His love for His bride, the church.

    Humbling to say the least…

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