In Matthew 21 Jesus is faced with angry religious leaders because He had healed the lame and the blind, and a group of children was shouting out, praising Jesus for His wonderful miracles.
"The blind and the lame came to Him in the temple complex, and He healed them. When the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonders that He did and the children shouting in the temple complex, " Hosanna to the Son of David!" they were indignant and said to Him, "Do You hear what these [children] are saying?"
"Yes," Jesus told them. "Have you never read: You have prepared praise from the mouths of children and nursing infants?"
Children seem to 'get it' better and much quicker than we adults. They seem to grasp the concept of faith so much better than we do. Here are a few of the comments I have heard from some of you about your children:
"If you knew what impact your family had on one of my boys tonight... he had been saying all week he was missing his dad. It happens each year with the early spring... grief has a way of recurring with seasonal changes - the memories come through the soft early breezes of Spring. This boy has prayed each day over and over for your family. And he has watched your blogs. He's made the connections of considering it all joy"
"I can tell you that it's amazing what effect Garren's situation has had on our family alone. I opened Kat's bedroom door the Tuesday night and she had her bible open reading...clinging to scriptures of healing. When in the car, the kids used to want to change the christian station to the "cooler" one, now they leave it on 91.9 and sing to the top of their lungs or just quietly listen to the words with Garren on their minds and hearts."
Someone at church Sunday told me "My kids remind us at every meal and before bed that we need to pray for Garren."
And I saw this on Facebook today:
"One of many little reminders my kids have left around the house to pray for the Janes family. Emily put this together on the fridge, J likes to pray at every stop light on the way to school, notes, pictures everywhere...so sweet to see children trusting so completely in the power of prayer. What a great reminder for the adults in their lives."