hat child is this... let loving hearts enthrone Him."
We are at our best behaviour in front of a baby and/or child.
This is a power only children possess, and sometimes in spades.
I suppose God made it this way. He came to us this way.
A long while ago I experienced this twice in one day.
One instance involved a cute little girl I met on the elevator, on the way home from the doctor's with my brother. She was with her mom, carrying what seemed to be a branch cut off from a tree. Her mother asked her to push the elevator button "G". I smiled at her and said thanks. She replied, "You're welcome. I have a stick." I said, "Cool, what are you gonna do with it?" She replies, "I also have a red sucker...and a stick, and I pushed the G." I said, "I know, that's good." I smiled some more, and 'said bye to them as the elevator doors opened.
The other instance happened on my way to work, at the (LRT) train crossing stop sign, I was beside a van. There was a black baby girl inside. I thought I saw her see me so I smiled and waved. She waved back and pointed her little fingers at the front of the van and mouthing words. Of course, I couldn't hear her, but I nodded as if I did. The green light came and I smiled again, and said "bye" under my breath as I turned in to the highway. I smelled neither fear nor intimidation in those children. And so I didn't stink of it either. All I remember feeling was goodness welling up inside. I was all smiles.
The power of God is simple. And potent enough. This is a power He wants us to have.
*original post 2014.04.30