When I saw a picture of some friends at church, I noticed their oldest son has started 7th grade this year. It brought back some fond memories with their family.
One such memory is the time that I broke the rules of playing Hide and Seek. The scenario was a group of children playing Hide and Seek during a Christmas Party in my friend’s home.
The youngest child in the group of children was the pre-school aged daughter of my friends. She was the younger sister of the boy who is now in 7th grade. I watched as she tried hard to play with the children who were older than her. I felt sympathy for her situation of trying to compete with kids who were in 3rd and 4th grade. So perhaps I helped her a bit.
Her older brother, the one now in 7th grade, was hiding under the kitchen table. The poor little girl was ‘it’ once again out of several times. So as she was trying to find the older children, it is possible that I pointed to the kitchen table to help her a bit while us adults were sitting in the living room.
She looked under the kitchen table and found her older brother who upon realizing his baby sister had help, came out, looked me in the eye, and said, “You can’t do that!!!”
I broke kid code of playing Hide and Seek. 🙂
Whenever I am around children, I think about how precious they are to Jesus. I often think of the time children were coming to Jesus and his disciples tried to prevent them from coming to Jesus in Matthew 19:
“Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them.”
“Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there.”
Placed his hands on them means that he prayed for them and blessed them. By placing his hands on them, he would have healed sick children, blessed them, and prayed for them.
Jesus LOVES children. But perhaps he would not have helped a younger girl find her older brother in a game of Hide and Seek. 🙂
Thank you for reading. God Bless.