The Power Of A Child

I’m sharing a bus this month with a bunch of really fun single people in their twenties. As we criss-cross the country together I can’t help but compare our lives – and realize how much mine has changed.

They quote the funniest parts of TV shows and commercials and know who all the famous people are. They’ve still got all their hair – in its original color. They dress so well. They stay up late, sleep late…and take naps.

They can do almost anything they want, whenever want to, the way they want. Or do nothing at all. What a luxury.

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Kids have changed everything for me.

I can’t remember the last time I watched anything on TV. I’ve got no idea who half those pretty people are on the magazines in the checkout line at the grocery store. No way I’m putting on a pair of skinny jeans. And I lived through the nineties already so I’m gonna bow out of this flannel revival that’s kicking up.

Sleeping in? Naps? Not a chance.

I rarely do what I want, when I want, how I want. My life is not my own anymore. And the twenty-something me wouldn’t have believed it but, truth is, I really like my life the way it is now. It’s been change for the better. (Except for the gray hair.)

Kids gave the power to change everything don’t they?

No wonder when God wanted to change the world He sent a child.


A child with the power to make kings quake.

He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.” -Matthew 2:8

The power to bend the knee of the wisest man.

On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. -Matthew 2:11

The power to welcome the lowest.

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” -Luke 2:15

Containing the fullness of God.

For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form… -Colossians 2:9

More powerful than sin.

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. -Hebrews 4:15

And death.

God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him. -Acts 2:24

Power to reunite us with God.

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. -John 14:6

A child with the power to change everything. And everyone.

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