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Topic: TEACH (11/29/18)
- TITLE: A Child's Wisdom
By Laurie Staples
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My youngest son, Brett, was born blind and is severely impaired both physically and mentally. He has never been able to speak or respond to us in anyway.
My daughter, Caitlin, taught fourth and fifth graders at a private school in Northern Virginia for several years. One day she told her students all about her little brother Brett.
I think she was somewhat taken aback by their strong reaction to the news. It was all so sad! How horrible that Miss Staples' little brother was born like that! Poor little Brett! Poor Miss Staples!
One of Caitlin's little girls came up to her desk a little later. She wanted to say something to make Miss Staples feel better about her little brother. She asked Caitlin if she knew about the verse in the Bible where Jesus talks about who will be “the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven"?
Caitlin nodded encouragingly.
The little girl sweetly continued, "Because I think your little brother is going to be the greatest in Heaven."
Isn't that precious? I can't describe how touched I was by this story. God used that little girl to greatly comfort and encourage me. I will forever cherish those particular words of Jesus. I will never read them again without remembering that little girl and thanking God for her and her precious insight. How awesome that God's truths are simple enough to be understood by a child, yet remain alive and active to comfort and instruct us through every season of our lives.
“And whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven.” Matthew 18:5 (NIV)
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