Hope in the Heartland
Things learned from children
Pastor, Gracepoint church
1. When you hear the toilet flush and the words, “Uh oh,” it’s too late.
2. Certain Legos will pass through the digestive tracts of 4-year-olds.
3. Always check the oven for hidden toys before turning it on.
4. A king-size waterbed holds enough water to fill a small house, 4 inches deep.
5. If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with roller blades, they can ignite.
6. No matter how much gelatin you put in the swimming pool, you still can’t walk on water.
7. You probably do not want to know what that odor is.
8. There is no way to know if the spin cycle makes earth worms dizzy.
9. However, the spin cycle does make cats dizzy and they throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.
Aren’t kids great? Jesus thought so. One of the first Bible songs that many learn is “Jesus Loves the Little Children,” which celebrates Jesus’ love for all children. Jesus told his disciples to be humble, like children, Matthew 18:1-5. Later, Jesus took children in His arms and blessed them Mark 10:13-6.
Children are great treasures that are entrusted to us by God. And, from the beginning of God’s relationships with man, He has expected us to teach our children about how He has revealed Himself, especially in the person of Jesus. We teach things to children and we learn things from children. And the learning never ends. Thank God for that.