Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants
You have ordained strength… Psalm 8:2 (NKJV)
All mothers must have their endearing stories of things their children say about God and Jesus. When our Kevin was just three-and-one-half-years old, he was full of questions about God and Jesus and everything…
- “Daddy, why did God give us lungs?”
- “Daddy, why did God make the mountains?”
- “Mommy, why did Jesus have to die for our sins?”
And once he had the information set in his own mind, Kevin pondered it. Then, when we were in the car on our hour drive to town, Kevin would break into song about all he knew. He began with a familiar tune and then added his own lyrics…
- “Jesus loves me, this I know
- For the Bible tells me so…
- And Jesus died on a cross
- For all the bad things.
- Then He rose up…
- And God made the mountains
- And God made the trees
- And God made our bodies and hearts
- And Jesus lives in my heart
- And Jesus loves Mommy
- And Jesus loves Daddy
- And Jesus loves me
- And Jesus loves all the children of the world!”
I could just see the angels smiling and rejoicing as our Lord heard little Kevin singing, for from the lips of children and infants He has ordained praise! And this week our big Kevin heads back to college for his spring semester, after attending a Campus Crusade Conference over his break. And I believe Jesus is still smiling. Keep turning the world upside down for Jesus, Kevin!
...Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants, You have perfected praise. Matthew 21:16 (NKJV)
Today’s TEA CUPP: How can we join the children in exalting Jesus? As you read Psalm 8 and other Psalms today, underline favorite verses, marking the ones for exalting the Lord with an “E.” Then use these verses in your prayer time to praise God!
O Lord, our Lord,
How excellent is Your name in all the earth! Psalm 8:9 (NJKV)
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