Not too long ago, two of the grands and I had a wonderful time enjoying a gorgeous spring day outside. On that particular day there was a lot of stress in the world. Of course, Pops' and my little grands were totally oblivious to this. And that afternoon, so was I.
While the kids were sitting on some concrete steps, our three-year-old grandson waved in the air as a bird flew by. "Hi, Cindy!" he said in all sincerity.
Then big sister piped in, "I think Cindy's husband is over there."
Last year a bird had built a nest in their yard, and the kids called the mama bird "Cindy." I've seen them wave to Cindy before, but somehow on this particular Friday it seemed extra precious.
Have you experienced a moment like this—when the stresses in life were overshadowed by the innocence of a child?
I'm reminded of what Jesus said in Luke 18:16, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these."