by Francis J. Kong
September 24th, 2011
A three-year-old went with his dad to see a litter of kittens.
On returning home, he breathlessly informed his mother there were two boy kittens and two girl kittens.
“How did you know?” his mother asked.
“Daddy picked them up and looked underneath,” he replied. “I think it’s printed on the bottom.”
Another three year old put his shoes on by himself. His mother noticed the left was on the right foot. She said, “Son, your shoes are on the wrong feet.”
He looked up at her with a raised brow and said, “Don’t kid me, mom, I KNOW they’re my feet.”
On the first day of school, the kindergarten teacher said, “If anyone has to go to the bathroom, hold up two fingers.” A little voice from the back of the room asked, “How will that help?”
A mother and her young son returned from the grocery store and began putting away the groceries. The boy opened the box of animal crackers and spread them all over the table,
“What are you doing?” his mother asked.
“The box says you can’t eat them if the seal is broken,” the boy explained. “I’m looking for the seal.”
Can people predict the future with cards?
My mother can.
Yes, she takes one look at my report card and tells me what will happen when my father gets home.
A father was reading Bible stories to his young son. He read, “The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city, but his wife looked back and was turned to salt.”
His son asked, “What happened to the flea?” (f-l-e-a)
A four-year-old girl was learning to say the Lord’s Prayer. She was reciting it all by herself without help from her mother. She said, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us some e-mail. AMEN”
Kids! They make us laugh in ways no comedian could ever.
Why? Because there is so much innocence in them.
We go to work, we’re doing business and our defenses are up. Haven’t you noticed the fact that we no longer trust people? It has been said that many experiences are gained the painful and expensive way. When a man with money meets a man with experience, the man of experience usually ends up with the money and the man with money ends up with only the experience. That’s why we distrust each other, and somehow people we deal with are assumed guilty before proven innocent. This puts a lot of stress and strain on our system.
And then kids come along and we can rest by putting our defenses down. This is why kids are gifts from God. I don’t know about you but I may have an extremely difficult day in the office, but the moment I go home and embrace my youngest child with her arms open and her kisses ready, my weariness disappears. Kids are innocent and they are so trusting. Maybe this is also the reason why Jesus says that as long as we do not have faith like that of a little child, we cannot enter heaven. Somehow this makes sense. There are people who want to play theological games. And then there are people who want to play religion. But when it comes to accepting Christ as personal Lord and Savior, they refuse to.
Why? It’s not because Christ is hard to believe in; it’s simply because their defenses are up and they do not want Christ to interfere with their lifestyles.
But then again there are those who would embrace Him with the faith of a little child, and guess what happens? They experience genuine joy and lasting peace because they have discovered the Way, the Truth and the Life. Every single genuine believer is a child before God. They know the Father and they know where their true home is.
Some grownups feel that children have cornered the market on happiness. They’re wrong. They can be happy, too. If only they would become like little children.
Source: The Early Bird Gets the Worm But the Second Mouse Gets the Cheese