Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Childlike Faith

When we were at the Highland games, many things caught my eyes, the animals, the bagpipes, the color and richness of all the kilts, many senses were being tested, smell of all the foods, sound of all the music. Then I noticed the children, the petting zoo, the clowns, the balloons, I felt like a child myself, I remember being this age, and how much I would enjoy this, so I started trying to see the whole thing in childlike eyes, and enjoy, like Autumn would, or Eli. I had a great time too. I think Mike really enjoyed himself also, he even got me to take a bite of haggus. Funny how some things can make even us as adults childlike, can you think of some of those things? I remember when I was in Austria and all the snow, me and a friend I met on the trip, I can't even remember her name now, went out and made a snowman, just like two little kids. All that snow and I didn't see a single snowman. So there we were in all our winter jackets and scarfs, and hats playing in the snow, it was great. Snow probably brings out the child in a lot of people. The beach is that way for me too. I think that's why I love the beach so much. Many of my favorite childhood memories have to do with water, or the beach. I'm the same way with almost any body of water, even swimming pools. Maybe that's how we are supposed to be. Childlike faith. I look and listen to Autumn and Eli, and there is so much of it. I know how I think so many times, nothing seems possible at the moment, think back of the little Derek, he thought anything was possible anything can happen. I had a confidence in God to unlock the doors of Heaven and He even let me take a peek. I want that faith again, the faith I had as a child, the faith I know my niece and nephew have. How does the saying go, "Faith shines brightest in that of a childlike heart".

6 comments:

barbpinion said...

FUN is at the tips of our fingers, right at hand. Too many of us don't go for it. Glad you did. Hugs, dear one. *Barb*

deabvt said...

"Faith shines brightest in that of a childlike heart".
Sounds like the truth!!
V

cneinhorn said...

wonderful memories...

anarchitek said...

the trick is to retain the "childlike" while discarding the "childish", a challenge too  many people fail.  Nice entry, I enjoyed reading through your journal.  I, too, am interested in genealogy, having traced parts of my family back into the 1600's, with a few gaps here and there....mostly around those parts disrupted by the War Between the States.  Both sides had extensive holdings in Alabama, but it gets murky before that.  It is a fun and challenging process, history with a real basis.   Bruce  http://journals.aol.com/anarchitek/MyLifeAsSoapOpera/  and  

coy1234787 said...

    Great entry ... I think that once we reach a certain age and have adult responsibilities of our own, it becomes real easy to loose the ability to see the world through child like eyes.
   The good news for some of us is, at a certain age (for me it was 40) we begin to turn back the aging process, stop trying to live up to everyone else's expectations and finally give ourselves permission to just be who we are.
    This is my first time visiting your journal, I've added it to my alerts. I'll be back soon and often.
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dimundntheruf69 said...

I am new to your journal...but I am enjoying it very much.....I am in agreement that we are to put our childish ways behind us.....but I also BELIEVE that we can still have the faith as a child does.....When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child...When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me(NIV-1 Corinthians 13:11)it doesn't say that we should stop believing as a child though....if we just had one iota of the childs faith...think of how good the world would be......christie