My usual Saturday afternoon consists of walking to lunch and reading whatever books I have at the moment, while enjoying a good meal at The Bread Basket, a favorite restaurant of mine.
My walk takes me past a home where I've had the pleasure of talking to the father a couple times. He had noticed me walking by with a soccer ball last year and we struck up a conversation. It turns out he used to play professional soccer, though I forget for which country. Unfortunately, I am in no way as skilled as I was back in the day, but at the time, it was good exercise. In short, good people and they have several kids, which is what this post is about.
So, walking home from lunch today and their little boy starts talking to me from his yard. He wanted to make sure I didn't buy the Spiderman toy for my kids. You see, he had sprayed the web stuff on the grass and now was picking it up. His brother had sprayed it on the climbing rope, but he was too short to get it. He was very helpful, making sure I understood that I'll get grumpy if I buy it for my kids and they spray it all over like he did. Besides, you can throw away the web thing and still shoot missiles!
The innocence in his eyes, the enthusiasm in his voice and his concern that I not make the same mistake made me smile and laugh as I walked away. I couldn't help but think of what Christ said:
13) And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.
14) But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
15) Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
And to the little man, who was so helpful in advising me on what toys to get for my kids - I hope that if I ever do have children, they are as good as you. I pray that God grants your days many moments of joy, much as the one you so innocently granted me today.
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