Who will be the greatest? In Luke chapter 9:46-48 “An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest. Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him. Then he said to them, “whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For he who is least among you all-he is the greatest.”
Children were considered the least among the masses in Jesus’ time. I won’t get into whether or not I believe if society has changed all that much or if we have gone the extreme and spoiled our kids. I don’t get into politics and my opinion means little to anyone other than myself. What I want to press upon is the humility factor when I am blessed to be around kids. I love their ability to make friends quickly. I love their flexibility to let change happen in their surroundings and in the plan they wanted for their day. I love that even in a dirty, grungy old church basement kids can light up when around each other, can shine that positivity by showing respect and grace and love to each other in any setting. There is magic that happens when kids get together, when they are lead by positive teachers for a positive message in Christ and given a chance to be themselves and figure out their identity in Jesus.
I am humbled by the hard work of leaders and teachers who make serving the lives of children their top priority. I am humbled and a bit shamed when I think of my sometimes attitude, stress levels, and judgments against my fellow adults. I am grateful to see, appreciate and learn from the children in my life. Thanks Evergreen Kids!!!