It is VBS week and I am teaching the kindergartners. I must admit, I had no idea what to expect, but after having had the group of kids for the week, I can truly say that children are gifts from God.
As John Greenleaf Whittier, the Quaker Poet, penned in "The Barefoot Boy" -
"Cheerily, then, my little man,Live and laugh, as boyhood can!Though the flinty slopes be hard,Stubble-speared the new-mown sward,Every morn shall lead thee through Fresh baptisms of the dew;Every evening from thy feet Shall the cool wind kiss the heat:All too soon these feet must hide In the prison cells of pride,Lose the freedom of the sod,Like a colt’s for work be shod,Made to tread the mills of toil,Up and down in ceaseless moil:Happy if their track be found Never on forbidden ground;Happy if they sink not in Quick and treacherous sands of sin.Ah! that thou couldst know thy joy,Ere it passes, barefoot boy!"
Children have such a wonderful view on life, they do not see the corruption and stress of life. They know only playing and enjoying life. Much too, is how man was designed I believe and if we would ever truly turn everything over to God so much freedom we would find. That, however, seems easier said than done. But for this VBS teacher, living intravenously through my kindergartners this week has been a blast. Surely there can be no question why Jesus loved children so much.