Tuesday, May 23, 2006

FROM THE MOUTHS OF BABES

I don’t know if I’ve told this particular story before, but it ties into my last posting so here goes. Back in the eighties I taught a Sunday school class of 4 and 5 year olds. I’d started out helping my sister and sort of inherited it when her life got too busy to continue. And I was very thankful to find a stack of old brown around the edges paper in the stock room. I immediately appropriated it. It takes much longer to work through a lesson from scratch than it does to just fill out the workbook. Oops. Slightly off topic.

 

One week I did the story of Jesus healing the blind man at Bethsaida. I was doing my schtick with the “there are still miracles, sometimes they aren’t as obvious,” when out of the mouth of a five year old came this. “Some people are blind with their eyes open.” After I picked my jaw off the floor, I very carefully asked enough questions to realize that the kid knew exactly what he was talking about.

 

Talk about out of the mouths of babes.

2 comments:

lisaram1955 said...

Amazing.  Lisa  :-]

toonguykc said...

How old is that kid now?  He/she should run for Prez in 2008!!  I got in trouble in Sunday school for asking too many questions about Noah's ark.  It didn't make sense to me.  Still doesn't.

xoxox,
Russ