a child’s insight

By Moriah on February 24th, 2014

I’m part of a women’s small group on Thursday nights and it is different than any other I’ve ever been a part of. Those women are real. They are in the Word. They also aren’t afraid to lay open their issues and struggles and be honest about our humanity and sinfulness. Jesus is there! We’re already forgiven and so there’s nothing left to hide. His is the only opinion that matters, anyway.

So a couple weeks ago the gal that generally leads the discussion shared about how she is having her 8 or 9 year old daughter read her own Bible and then come talk to her mom about what she just read. In this instance she was reading the passage where Peter walks on the water towards Christ. Her mom said “okay, tell me about that story!” and the daughter says something along the lines of “well, Peter was walking on the water to Jesus, and he was doing okay until he turned around to see if his friends were watching.”

Um, WOW.

What tremendous insight from a child! Of course the account mentions Peter seeing the wind and the waves and getting fearful and scared. Either way, he had his eye on his circumstances and not on Christ. And how often ARE we paying more attention to see if our friends are watching? I’m just still so blown away by her answer and have been thinking about it ever since.

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3 Responses to “a child’s insight”

  1. Sheryl on February 24, 2014 6:02 pm

    Wow, from the mouths of babes, right? I’m glad you found a good group of women. I have an incredible group of older-than-me women who are just like that. They are real, they’ve been there done that. They know what it’s like to want to throw your children up against a wall and they know what it’s like to break down and cry when they turn 5. LOL. It’s an amazing blessing to have that.

  2. mary kathryn on February 25, 2014 8:15 am

    Children often do have a fresh and piercing insight into things, that’s helpful and reminds us that we all still suffer with some of the weaknesses and insecurities we had when we were 12. Glad you have that group — it’s rare and wonderful.

  3. Erika on March 15, 2014 7:24 pm

    Um, so good. Thanks!

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