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By Ivy Joy Johnson
The Joy Mission 

Delta Dawn When That Light Comes On

Week 33


August 24, 2022 | View PDF

“Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings You have ordained praise (strength),” Psalm 8. See also wisdom Proverbs 8.

Three to five year-old children are like little sponges, soaking up every bit of information around them.  Sorting out proper responses may cause their psychology and intellectual information to collide in social situations. However, their emotions (coping devices) are rock solid.

A Sunday School teacher asked her class, “What is a lie?”  Instantly a little boy replied in a confident tone, “It is an abomination to the Lord and a very present help in time of trouble.”

Discussing traffic lights, red and green were specific: red means stop, green means go.  “What does the yellow light mean?”  After a thoughtful pause, an answer came, “My Daddy says ‘accelerate’.”

After a 5 minute briefer on how to magnify the Lord, “What should I do to see Jesus more clearly?”  This answer was emphatic. “Eat your carrots!”

Young parents, driving to an appointment, stopped for a sandwich from the local eatery.  As they proceeded, a voice came from the back seat, “Grilled cheese, in the Name of Jesus, you cool down NOW!”

A potty emergency interrupted a father-son outing. As they entered the road side rest area, the son exclaimed with disgust, “E-e-o-o! This smells like the curse of the Law!”

Super Bowl hype prompted a small, freckle faced, red head to enthusiastically announce to his class, “When I grow up I’m gonna be a big black quarterback!”

Birthday party etiquette as per my 4-year-old granddaughter: “Grandma,” she confided, “if you don’t blow out your candles, you won’t get any older.”

An instructor demonstrated basic ballet positions for a young, hopeful diva. She looked up at the instructor and asked, incredulously, “In this heat?!”.

After a particularly exasperating wrestle with the flat tire on his car, a father sat down with his face in his hands. Soon, he felt his son’s little arms reach around him and heard these comforting words, “Daddy, Jesus loves you and He is not  willing that you perish.” 

Matthew 18 is clearly instilled in this little sweetheart. “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”  Proverba 22:6

Our little ones are so fresh from God! Their observations are filled with rare and profound truths. Listen to them. Cherish them. Hold them close before the world whisks them away. Instruct them in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, to guard their hearts, for out of it springs the issues of life. Proverbs 4:20

“Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say, their angels always see the face of My Father Who is in Heaven.” Matthew 18:10

Next Week: Honor Able


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