I’ve been subbing a lot this week.
Yesterday I spent the day with precious little kindergartners and am heading back there today. I can still see the sweet little face of a five-year old boy who looked at me as he was walking out the door to the bus. As he left, he looked back and said, “See you tomorrow.”
I thought about what the Bible calls childlike faith and wondered, “What would he do if I didn’t come back tomorrow? Would he understand? Would he hold it against me forever?”
I don’t think so.
I watch little children as they play and as they interact with each other and adults, and if I’ve learned one thing through the years, it is this:
They have a gift of loving and trusting and moving on very quickly.
I’ve seen kids hurt emotionally by their peers one minute and then giggling with them the next.
I think that’s why God calls us to have a childlike faith. Not the faith of an adult.
We tend to hold grudges, ask unanswerable questions expecting answers, and stay bitter way too long.
I want the faith of a kindergartner.
I’m glad I’ll be back in that class today. A class where I can learn so much even as I’m teaching.
I’ll write more this weekend, but I had to pop over this morning and say “I love you all,” and “I’m praying that we can all learn to trust like a five-year old.”
“See you tomorrow,”