Psalm: 19, 126
Old Testament: Isaiah 54:1-13
Gospel:Mark 10:13-16

There is no speech, nor are there words;
their voice is not heard;
yet their voice* goes out through all the earth
and their words to the end of the world. (Psalm 19:3-4)

I spent a lot of time with my 10 month old nephew yesterday during Christmas celebrations. Even though he doesn’t speak yet…he has the biggest smile I have ever seen….he also has dimples that just melt your heart 😀

Of course–as his uncle–I am biased….but if you spend enough time with kids you realize just how special they are. Even without words, they are an incredible witness to life, growth, and living life without fear 😀

Even when they develop speech, they are still incredibly straightforward in a way that–somehow–adults lose the knack for.

More often than not, kids will tell you exactly what they are thinking and feeling…and even if they don’t have the vocabulary to express it…they will certainly let it show in their actions.

In their own way, children offer their purest selves to their parents and to the world around them; simply because they know of no other way to be.

The next time you find yourself in the company of children…take some time to listen and just simply observe the way they play, imagine, and socialize….they certainly have a lot to teach us. 😉 +