What the Children Understand

“From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength because of Your adversaries, to make the enemy and the revengeful cease.” (Ps 8:2)

Jesus will quote this verse in Matthew 21:16, when the children were shouting His praises in the courts of the temple and the priests and the scribes were upset by it.

God has made children to naturally recognize what we attempt to ignore or rationalize away as we get older.  Sometimes age and education can be used to blind us to what children understand through common sense.

Children naturally believe in the divine – they have to be taught to be atheists (Don’t take my word for it, look it up – studies show time and time again that children are born with a predisposition to faith)

Children see purpose in the world around them and beauty in God’s design.

Children are willing to accept a higher authority and are willing to submit as well as trust.

Children are naturally curious about life and death.  It is children that often ask the uncomfortable questions at a funeral (“Where did Grandpa go?”) that the adults are avoiding.

Through the eyes of a child we are designed with a purpose to live and explore a beautiful world made by our Creator and to ask the big questions and expect answers to them.

“But when Jesus saw it, He was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.’ ” (Mk 10:14)

Matt. 4:4 #Biblebites

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