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Through the Eyes of a Child

My five year-old grandson, Connor was being prepped for minor day surgery. After the nurse finished explaining everything he would experience, she asked him if he had any questions. She would be happy to answer them.

“Who is God?” he asked, with the wide-eyed innocence that only a young child could muster. After a moment of silence, she re-phrased her sentence. “How about any questions related to your hospital stay?”

Who is God really? He’s so much more than our minds can comprehend. Psalm 104 tells us that God stretches out the heavens like a tent, sets the earth on its foundations, makes springs pour from ravines, brings forth food from the earth and has the moon mark off the seasons. The sun knows when to go down. “How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom you made them all.” (Psalm 104:24)

God also said, “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

“I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.” Matthew 11:25

My ever-inquisitive Connor

Maybe you are wondering what Connor’s next question to the nurse was? When he asked, “Do you know what to do in case of a fire,” she gladly answered that one for him. And I have no doubt she smiled to herself a few minutes later, when during his surgery, the fire alarm bells rang loudly throughout the hospital.

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