Seems that I usually know what a small child might enjoy for their birthday or for Christmas.
I remember back to a time when one of my friends, purchased her child some expensive toys for Christmas, and I had given him a low-cost pounding bench.
Immediately he grabbed the small hammer that came with the bench, and began to pound the colored pegs down into their cavity. Then he joyfully turned the small bench over and began again, sending the dowels this time into the opposite direction.
My friend was upset because her young boy seemed to enjoy my simple gift best.
Maybe it is that often I revert to being a child at heart!! I think, “What would I enjoy if I were a child?” That is also a good practice when selecting a gift for anyone!
In the Bible Jesus spoke about children, and that we must became as a little child to enter into the Kingdom of heaven.
He also said, “Do not tell them to be quiet! Allow them to sing, shout and be happy.”
Children believe what you tell them and they accept truth as fact. God desires that we believe His Word and come to Him in simple faith and trust.
In another place He also said, that those who take advantage of and seek to harm a child shall receive the absolute worst punishment.
Jesus loved the little children and he said, “Forbid them not to come unto me.”
May we become as children when we worship God. Let us dance before him with abandonment.
Psalms 149:3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp..
May we enjoy with thanksgiving, his gifts that he lavishly outpours upon us.
Let us always show our gratitude to God and never neglect to praise Him for His wonderful works!
Psalms 98:4 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
This post was entered in Cheryl Smith's "Simplicity" Do visit her site at: http://www.culturesmithconsulting.com/2011/04/the-simplicity-of-distance/