by Lada Grace Fernandez (34th Batch)
“He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:2-4
Children are known to be simple, innocent, trusting and humble. Though they can be stubborn and naughty at times, I still believe that children have good hearts. There was a time when I tried giving tracts to children (since we usually give them to adults). There were three of them, two girls and a little boy. The girls were older so I approached them, thinking that they might give it to their parents. However, they rejected and didn’t accept the tracts. Just then the little boy stretched out his hands and asked me if I could give it to him instead because he wanted to have them. I immediately handed him the tracts and said, “Sure! These are for you!” He then received it with a smile and thanked me.
At that time, it never crossed my mind to approach the little boy since he was too young and I thought he wouldn’t be interested. But he proved me wrong. I often ask myself, “How can I share God’s word to other people?” without knowing that I can also share His word to the “little people.”
Older ones may reject us, but children don’t. They are just around, willing to be taught and ready to learn. God sent us here with one of the most important reasons–to teach and share His love to His humble little children, who are the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.