Scriptures: 1 John 3:1-10,
Children possess an uncanny ability to cut to the core of the issue, to expose life to the bone, and strip away the barnacles that cling to the hull of our too sophisticated pseudo-civilization. One reason for this, I believe, is that children have not mastered our fine art of deception that we call "finesse." Another is that they are so "lately come from God" that faith and trust are second nature to them. They have not acquired the obstructions to faith that come with education; they possess instead unrefined wisdom, a gift from God.
For adults there is a melancholy element in this joyous time of the year. Most likely it is a stirring of childhood emotions and memories that cause us to desire to recapture what has been misplaced over the years.
q It is a child’s favorite time of the year.
q We have all been children.
q We have all been sidetracked by life.