God Came Today

Preschool kidsEvery Monday I do “chapel” for our church preschool. In all honesty it is not my strong suit to tell a story, no matter how brief, to a group of three and four year olds. I have, however, begun to truly enjoy my time with them. Recently something very special happened, and it really taught me a great lesson.

Our preschool director told me one of the children reported to his mother that God had come to see them last week. What the child said was both adorable and profound. I am definitely not God, but God did come to see him. God was there because the little child was looking for Him. What a marvelous thought – we see God when we look for Him. Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.’ Children see God because they have not yet become their own God. Children do not see themselves as masters of their own destiny but rather as those that are dependent on others. They are vulnerable in so many ways. They need help, they need to believe in something and someone greater than themselves.

I learned from that child that God can be seen in the strangest places and faces. Perhaps it is well advised that we always be on our best behavior lest we shatter the faith of someone who is searching for God.

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  1. Reblogged this on multicolouredsmartypants and commented:
    How lovely! I remember when Fluff, then aged 8, told me that the Pope had visited her school. Turned out it was the local Catholic bishop. Very funny 🙂

    This morning my youngest child, aged 9, took a bag filled to the brim with groceries for Harvest Festival. I looked on with pride and love as my lovely little one chose food for people less fortunate than herself. Then she said, “Tins are good, but they’re only worth five team points. If I take packets they’re worth ten team points. Have we got any packets, Mum?”
    So much for generosity! o_O

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