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Thursday, March 4, 2010

You've Got a Friend

Yesterday our small school (Pre-K - 12th grade) got three new students.  That's a lot in one day for a small school!  One of the new students is in our youngest son, Tyler's class.  This little boy and his older sister are new residents of Tipton Home (a children's home). 

Because my husband works at Tipton Home, he's aware when new kids come, so at dinner last night he asked Tyler about this new little boy.  Tyler said that the new boy was his partner and explained that it meant that he was supposed to show him some things around the class and help him with things.  I asked Tyler if he thought he and the new little boy could be friends.  His response has had me thinking all day.  He said, "I think we already are."

Isn't that sweet?  I don't know why that little boy is here and not with his biological family, but there's a reason.  And even though that little boy isn't quite and doesn't sit still and may get in lots and lots of trouble at school because of the way he acts, that little boy needs a friend.

Children make friends so easily.  They (usually) don't judge someone based upon first impressions.  They don't analyze people. I think that's why Jesus used "children" in so much of His teaching.  We adults could learn a lot from children, couldn't we?

"People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
Mark 10:13-14

1 comment:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Yes, I think God wants us to have some of those child-like qualities! Good job, Tyler!

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