Childlike Faith..............
I've been subbing a lot this week.

Yesterday I spent the day with precious little kindergartners and am heading back there today. I can still see the sweet little face of a five-year old boy who looked at me as he was walking out the door to the bus. As he left, he looked back and said, "See you tomorrow."

I thought about what the Bible calls childlike faith and wondered, "What would he do if I didn't come back tomorrow? Would he understand? Would he hold it against me forever?"

I don't think so.

I watch little children as they play and as they interact with each other and adults, and if I've learned one thing through the years, it is this:

They have a gift of loving and trusting and moving on very quickly.

I've seen kids hurt emotionally by their peers one minute and then giggling with them the next.

I think that's why God calls us to have a childlike faith. Not the faith of an adult.

We tend to hold grudges, ask unanswerable questions expecting answers, and stay bitter way too long.

I want the faith of a kindergartner.

I'm glad I'll be back in that class today. A class where I can learn so much even as I'm teaching.

I'll write more this weekend, but I had to pop over this morning and say "I love you all," and "I'm praying that we can all learn to trust like a five-year old."

"See you tomorrow,"


Blogger Bonnelle Pagel said...

I LOVE watching little kids! They are such a good example of total abandonment and absolute love. They display the heart of Jesus. I love how they speak with such innocence. I love how you can almost hear Jesus laughing when they giggle!

I'm so thankful that Jesus has brought these little gifts into your life for such a time as this. Live life like a little child today and take time to laugh out loud and I bet... you'll hear Jesus laughing right along with you!

I love you SO much Tammy!! Have a blessed day!

Blogger Jennifer said...

I love the thought of child-like faith....will be back (as always...I hope you don't think I'm "stalking" you :) ) to hear the rest of your thoughts!! I am always blessed.

Blogger Rose said...

The words of wisdom! I have a six year old and at the moment I have a front row seat to this kind of child like faith every day. Tammy, I have a confession. Whenever I get angry at someone, I try to picture that person as a child on the playground, and myself as a child too. That helps so much you wouldn't believe!

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