Whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me. (Matthew 18:4-5 NJKV)
Children are amazing! How uniquely perfect, innocent, and pure. Like Jesus used a child in Matthew 18, God uses children to motivate, inspire, teach, and lead us.
Christmas Season 2010. Kayla, nearly three at the time, selected a Nativity scene for our wall display. She could have selsected Santa, but babies fascinated her. While placing stickers, I shared the story of Jesus’ birth. Kayla continually requested another star to stick on the wall, so I figured I was talking to myself. But still I shared. Donkey sounds and all.
The next morning I heard Kayla sneaking around. When she showed herself, she had her doll swaddled and cradled caringly in her arm with her favorite blanket over hee head.
“Kayla, you’re adorable!” I exclaimed, forgetting momentarily the night before.
“No, Momma, me not Kayla,” she said, pointing to herself then her doll. “Momma Mary, Baby Jesus.” My teary-eyed self wrapped her in a hug, rejoiced in the moment, and got the camera!
Two daughters, a niece, young cousins, and several other children decorate my life. They make me reflect on how wondrous life is. Be reminded, Santa isn’t the only one watching!
Dear God, like a child who believes in the season’s magic, let us believe and trust in You.