I looked in a child’s eyes today
what I saw took my breath away
fantasy worlds the size of a dime
held in a hand that measured time
a smile that spread the horizon and more
sweet filled goodness a spirit that soared
I looked in the heart of a child today
nothing too precious at his feet to lay
Yesterday we had a yard sale and one of the family’s that came by had a boy 6 and a girl 8. The little boy had big round glasses that made his eyes looked like globes full of wonder. The Lord saw children as precious with an ability to see Heaven. I’ve often why we need to see Heaven and God as children maybe it is because children are guileless. They would see Heaven for its beauty rather than for what “they can get” from God. I never want to stop marveling at a golden sunsets, giggle when I see squirrels chase each other up and down oak trees, or tease the waves with my toes.
“At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked,”Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And He said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 18:2 & 3
“Therefor, whoever takes the lowliest position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
“Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
6 thoughts on “What a Child Sees #poetry #devotion”
As one professor at OSU said…it’s unfortunate that we cannot maintain the vision of a child.
The poem is wonderful and so are the writings that follow. 🙂
This is beautiful. Thanks for reminding us.
__Have you ever endured a horrid day… then come face to face with a child who’s
smile of innocence burns through your sorrow_? What a weapon, and your own smile is renewed as you quickly step away_!
a child’s smile
above this fence of hate
That is a really lovely and inspirational poem.
I work with kids every day, what a gift it get to experience.