Sunday, March 13, 2011

..and the youth will set you free.

Veridad.  Jesus said, "...and the truth will set you free."  More and more I think that  the truth is the youth will set us free... When I was home in the US last week, my son, Hunter, was so moved by the peaceful transition of government in Egypt and, most of all, that it had been led by young people.  Isn't that always the way?  We say "Out of the mouths of babes" when a child states the obvious that adults cannot see.  So many times when Billy and Hunter were little they would say something that would stop me in my tracks.  Very humbling for a young child to put things in perspective for you.

Friday, the First Scot's team arrived at the Children's Home for their last day of work here in Honduras.  The little children (4-7) were having their devotional in the chapel.  Little Joselyn was the worship leader, Tatiana also participated in a leadership role.  The devotional included prayer, scripture, a song and a drama!

This morning at church, Suzy asked if anyone had a prayer to offer.  Julio (13) came up to ask for prayers for the people in Japan.  Then he led us in a prayer as heartfelt and sophisticated as any prayer I have ever heard.

A couple of weeks ago during her homily, Suzy asked the children how looking into a hand mirror could help you connect with God.  I don't know about the kids but the adults were stumped.  Dunia, 11, raised her hand and explained, "You can see how God has worked in your life and you can see that you are made in His image."

Another Sunday, in response to a question during Suzy's homily, Caty announced that God is good and has been so good to her all her life! 

These pearls are from children who came from horrific, abusive environments...  Are you able to see God's goodness in the midst of suffering and despair? 

We have so much to learn from them.   As Isaiah tells us:  The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.