Innocence is so beautiful!
"Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." --1 Timothy 4:12.
While talking to my sisters Parker (7) and Charly (6) before saying prayers before bed, the conversation went from wondering if there's life on other planets to how old the Earth is and what God created. I automatically went to Genesis in my head because it's something that's drilled into our skulls as children: "God created the heavens and the earth... He created every living being and even made us in His image..." What's sad about this repetition is that we don't realize how powerful that statement is. God created the heavens and the earth, a statement that made Charly say, "Whaaatt!?" Yes, that is the response we ought to have.
Thinking about creation, it's so amazing to think that we have the privilege of having a relationship with such a powerful God. The fact that the God that created elephants is the same God that created ants is mind-boggling. He created you and me along with the smallest dust particle.
It's so interesting to see how much importance Jesus sets on children. Some people see their confusing rants as annoying, but their cluelessness and amazement in learning is so precious. Jesus sees all of His children as precious:
At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" He called a child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this chid is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me" (Matthew 18:1-5).Because of Jesus' parables that he shared, one verse later, he elaborates that the "little children" are symbolized as those who believe in him. Any child that you see is seen by God as His entire body. That is why it is so important to show God's love to the following generation because they are the ones that we are trusting to shine God's light even brighter as the world becomes more and more gloomy.