I started to read with interest how and what people think about children. Even though you have no children, or even if you do, you've seen others demonstrating childish actions. Actions that you can relate to in children, who do not know better. Who hasn't seen the child in many adult behaviours?
Children have feelings which we see them act out from the moment they are born. Feelings like being scared, hungry, tired and needy.
People are children, and people need other people. We all need to be held, feel appreciated for our accomplishments, and we need to be able to trust, just like children do, sometimes blindly.
We all need to learn to look up, sometimes for a helping hand, thus we may fall, just like children do. We need to learn to share, and be fair, caring for all of life's little things. We learn like children that we make mistakes, and get up again to face new challenges.
We need to be admonished, at times for our own good, just as children do. And as children, to feel any sense of security, we need authority and purpose in our lives.
And, as children we learn that everything has it's end, nothing lasts forever--playtime, mealtime, family time. We all suffer loss.
Our maker says we should become as little children. How is this so, when in fact, we are still little children in our actions, our characters are set by the age of two.
We get to a point where we can stand on our own, so to speak, but like children, we will never outgrow our need for love. Children of all ages can rely on God's love for us, for all eternity.
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