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  • Looking For God? He’s In The Back.

    October 19, 2008

    On Sundays, I help out with the three-year-old class at my church.  I really enjoy it because there are not many things more funny or poignant than a three-year-old.

    One of the things we do is hand out tiny New Testaments to each child and let them hold them and flip through the pages as we talk about how the Bible is divided into the New Testament and the Old Testament and about respecting the Bible as the word of God and how you shouldn’t literally chew on the word of God and that kind of thing.

    As the teacher was going over this lesson, one little girl in the back held up her New Testament showing a picture of Jesus and squealed with excitement, “Hey! I found God! He’s right here in the back!”

    If only it were that easy. Or maybe it is. I don’t know.


    1. The Roost says:

      So cute! Kids that age say the sweetest things with innocence and excitement that make us really think! What a fun group to teach!

      October 19th, 2008 at 9:13 am

    2. Tom says:

      What would really be cool is to get the picture autographed. I’m sure the Lord will have other things to do when the opportunity arises, though.

      October 19th, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    3. Lucy says:

      I love kids. They always say what we want to say, but we are socially unable to do that with all that we’ve been taught for ‘lo these many years’.

      October 19th, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    4. jean says:

      Kids are so much fun at that age.

      October 19th, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    5. JanMary, N Ireland says:

      Super post – out of the mouths of babes, as they say.

      October 19th, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    6. Kai says:

      Ah! Here I was facing front the entire time in church and he’s in the back!

      No wonder I can’t find a man.

      October 19th, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    7. Gretchen says:

      Absolutely. He’s a kind, and gentlemanly God. He’d never wait in the front. 🙂

      October 19th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    8. The Small Scribbler says:

      I’m pretty convinced that God is in the back. Behind the scenes with the men and women like you who are missing out on adult worship and Sunday School because you are working with the three year olds or rocking the kids in the nursery. God is where heart and action shake hands.


      October 19th, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    9. Marian says:

      Three year olds are wonderful! I taught 3 year olds for a decade in a mid-week club program.

      When I taught “Baby Church” in the nursery, we also handed out little New Testaments for them to handle as I said the most basic of things about it. There was often much tasting and seeing that the Lord is good. We cleaned’em every week. =)

      October 19th, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    10. bee says:

      I knew the back row was the best!!!

      October 19th, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    11. Heidi says:

      I’ve often said that three-year-olds are some of my favorite people in the whole world – still kind of baby like, but able to say the sweetest things.

      Now, I’m teaching junior high Sunday school and…um…well, the enthusiasm isn’t always there; although, yesterday during prayer requests one boy raised his hand and said he was thankful that the girl he’s liked for a while has started to talk to him on the bus. Now, that was sweet.

      October 20th, 2008 at 8:25 am

    12. Linda says:

      Out of the mouth of babes…

      October 20th, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    13. Stretch Mark Mama says:

      Three-year-olds SKEER ME.

      October 21st, 2008 at 3:50 am

    14. katy says:

      That little girl probably has a lot of those where’s waldo books.

      October 28th, 2008 at 6:39 pm

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