Jesus said, “suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19:14 KJV)
A child comes into the world sin free. A baby learns from his parents, family or associations; He learns to be kind and loving, considerate of others and sometimes, he learns to lie and cheat. Children are born pure in heart with a whole little brain to record memories, and experiences. Sometimes those memories and experiences come to light in amazing and funny ways. My story is about 2 little people who are being raised with loving care.
Jamie and Lisa were born in Alberta and only moved to Ontario about a year ago. At first all their time went to buying a house, fixing it up to fit the family and finding a job for Papa and so I didn’t see them very often. At first they were both shy with me but gradually they learned that I loved them and wouldn’t hurt them. Jamie is 3 and Lisa is almost 5. Recently a friend and I went to the local Wal-Mart where these children were shopping with their mom. We met in the pickle aisle! Or maybe it was the Coffee aisle? Anyway, both of them willingly gave me hugs. As we stood chatting, the ever-curious Lisa wanted to know why I was riding around on a scooter instead of walking and pushing a cart like her Mommy. I explained to her that I couldn’t walk and we discussed the time when she was little and couldn’t walk. We finished our visit and went our separate ways.
A couple of days later Jamie and Lisa were in the supermarket with their mommy when they spied a lady cruising the aisles on a scooter. Elisa took off, calling “Grams, Grams”. Little brother Jamie called “Wisa, Wisa, Grams WAL-MART”! Did he think that is where Grams lives? I don’t know but it gave me a chuckle and also I felt pretty good that they thought about me at all.
The next time when they WERE in Wal-Mart they were scanning the aisles for Grams.
Children! You have to love them. They see and do things that we adults are too busy to see and react to. Is it any wonder Jesus says: “except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3 KJV)?