“… Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me. Do not hinder them. The kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
A middle grade class was asked to write down what they believed to be the “Seven Wonders of the World.” There was a lot of discussion among the students, but they finally ended up with this list:
- Egypt’s Great Pyramids
- Taj Mahal
- Grand Canyon
- Panama Canal
- Empire State Building
- St. Peter’s Basilica
- Great Wall of China
The teacher was finishing writing down the last wonder when she noticed one student still writing something down. She asked if she was having trouble with her list.
The little girl replied, “Yes, a little. I couldn’t quite make up my mind because there are so many.”
The teacher smiled. “I think we’ve got it pretty well covered, but tell us what you came up with.”
The girl hesitated, then read, “I think the ‘Seven Wonders of The World’ are:
- To see
- To hear
- To touch
- To taste
- To feel
- To laugh
- To love.”
The teacher could not disagree.
Sometimes we spend so much time looking for the major moments in life that we forget to look closely at the day-to-day wonders God has so blessed us with. Maybe today is a good day to change that. Perhaps today is the perfect day to look closely at our lives and see them anew with a child’s eyes.
Watering the Seeds
Remember a time in your life when you saw something wonderful for the first time.
How can you capture that wonder in your everyday life?