Monday, June 2, 2008

Whatever happened......???




What happened to our child like sense of wonder, fun, and freedom to be ourselves?? I know I harp on this a lot. But I think its because I am confronted with it every week. And I think I can attest a little about where it goes.  Every Sunday at 9:40 AM I get to watch about 50 preschoolers up close and personal as I help lead our Preschool Worship time. And yes I call it worship because that is our aim to teach them what it means to love God with all their hearts, souls, minds, and strength. To know how to worship God with their whole selves. But usually they are teaching ME what that means as they sing, pray, and learn with all their hearts and especially sing their favorite songs. For instance the song Making Melodies (okay Jen if you are reading this, don't groan too loudly, ha!) they sing it LOUD and proud... "making melodies in my heart to the King of Kings"!!! I don't even think the parents helping us realize that while they and their children are singing this song that truly drives most of us adults crazy they are singing back scripture, our heavenly Father's words right back to Him. I love it that we get to teach them this. But what I love the most is watching them as they sing and as they pray. Some are reserved and quiet, eyes closed, being shy, not sure what to say. But some are heads reared back, mouths wide as they sing and pray unashamedly. They are living examples of what Jesus said that we must come to Him as little children with no shame, no self conscious pride, just being themselves, loving and believing God and all He says. It is such a shame that their little worlds get invaded by a world that tells them constantly that they can't, or aren't big enough, aren't smart enough or good enough. Many days I want to insulate their little worlds and keep them this way so that they will never lose their faith in this BIG BIG GOD that they so strongly believe in.  But I need to remind myself to be like them and believe that God is the God of the impossibly more than we can ever imagine. To not let the world invade and rob me of believing that God is so huge, to keep myself from buying into the lie that He is small and wrapped up in this small box.  So I guess its time to be a kid again...or at least start believing like one again...

2 comments:

Ray said...

Maybe that's why I work so hard at remaining somewhat "childlike", and do "goofy" stuff. Our Big, Big God loves the little ones especially, and told us we had to have faith like a little child.

Sherry said...

Yes He does! And the kids love you Ray and not just cause you are "childlike". They know you love and respect them. :-)