Published on December 14th, 2011 | by J Prophet0
In the Word Wednesdays #IWW – 12.14.11
Matthew 11:25 (NRSV)
“At that time Jesus said, ‘I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants.’”
Over the past couple weeks what has really blessed my life and provided me with a boost of energy through the drudgery of Finals period has been words and actions of children. First I came across a 2-year old who possessed not an extensive lexicon but an advanced rhythmic dexterity and an incredibly mature posture. Then I was introduced to children who know more about love than ANY adult with whom I’ve ever crossed paths. Then I saw a group of children sing in church with unyielding passion and heartwarming delicacy. God has given them something special. They haven’t been discouraged by our culture of fear yet so their personalities shine. Their innocence allows them to be unfiltered, dare I say prophetic mouthpieces for God. Children understand freedom. Somehow they understand love.
As we approach the celebration of Christmas where we remember the power of Jesus even as an infant, I want us not to forget the depth of life that is revealed in and through all children. They are such magnificent blessings, which must be protected. We have to let them know that they are blessings, gifts from God. When we fail to do this, 10 year-olds hang themselves because of bullying. These babies shouldn’t know that pain. Young men and women come forth later in their life revealing the sexual impropriety of an adult from when they were younger. Our babies shouldn’t be subjected to such treatment. We have got to protect the souls of our precious infants. Lord of love and peace, have mercy on us. To our children You have revealed what the wise and intelligent don’t even know. I thank you, God, for the grace, love, and compassion you reveal in and through your children – things that we, as adults, don’t always have the capability of truly understanding.
Peace & Power,