|My grandson, Grayden, at Natural History Museum|
I'm exhausted this morning. And I have a smile on my face. The past two days I've been studying at the feet of a master teacher: my oldest grandson, Grayden. We enjoyed a day at the Cleveland Natural History Museum, watched the movie Brave, ate at a Chinese restaurant we picked at random off my smart phone, read books together, ate a picnic lunch together, and played a never ending game of Pretend, where I was always the bad guy.
Jesus taught, "Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 18:3). I am most grateful for these past couple of days. In my dedication to work this summer, I had almost forgotten to be like a little child. Grayden reminded me of 3 important "becoming child-like" lessons.
|The universe is wondrous to Grayden|
#1 - The Lesson of Wonder. Everything is wondrous to a child. Every exhibit we saw at the Natural History Museum held endless fascination for Grayden. He would point, stare, read, talk, and ask questions. I had forgotten the wonder of our world around us. The largeness of the universe. The smallness of cellular biology. The grandness of the Earth's tetonic plates. The infinitesimalness of Earth compared to other planets, the solar system, the galaxy, and the universe! Life is so amazing and is deserving of my continuous fascination. When did I become such a big deal that I lost the wonder of God's creation?