Children truly are a blessing from the Lord, even if they can be pains sometimes. While I have no children of my own, I have so many “little” friends that I love. I help in my church’s second-grade Sunday school class and every week, some kid makes my day!
Kids say the funniest things, the meanest things, and the sweetest things. They have so much enthusiasm! They have the biggest dreams and hopes. They give love so easily. I love talking with little kids, hearing what’s on their hearts and what is going on in their world. No one has made me as happy as a child telling me that I’m beautiful.
Once, I was walking home from the pool with my cousin and he told me, “Emma, you’re my favorite cousin…if somebody saw you, he would love you.” That made my heart melt, especially since I often struggle with insecurity. A little girl told me something just as sweet just the other day. She said that I was fascinating and different from other people. I knew that she said this as a compliment, since I’ve received many a hug from her.
What I love most about little kids is their fascination with God. Though they may not be able to comprehend the whole gospel, they understand that God is big and they are small, that they are sinners and that God is good. They know that Jesus “died on the cross for our sins,” and love singing about how much they love Jesus. They do not question that God exists, they do not question the fact that he loves them. Their faith is beautiful.