And so we ended our fourth week of Advent with devotions about the baby Jesus. I loved this particular section primarily because of one song — a relatively new song in the scheme of things — about children. The words were written by Wihla Hutson, the music by Alfred Burt. After a discussion with Albert’s wife Anne who was expecting their first child (I think first), Wihla actually pulled off to the side of the road while driving and wrote the words.
This text came from the part of their conversation that had pointed out the purity of the way children embrace the baby Jesus, seeing Him as being just like them. This innocent acceptance of a fellow child actually is full of meaning for the rest of us, as children seem to know that God came to be like them so that they could be like Him. (Homecoming Magazine)
Jesus loved little kids. So much he said to his disciples,
Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:3)
It’s my wish for the new year that more and more of us would become like little children, humble and accepting. It’s a tall order, but one we must continue to push toward if we’re ever to have peace on this planet that is our home.