In the African worldview, children are seen as the youngest in the society. This isn’t wrong, based on their innocence, exposure and experience. Still, an average African man or woman understands their importance across different levels of systems, most importantly, the family.
According to The News Times,
Well, children are a core part of God’s kingdom also;
Psalm 127:3 Behold, children [are] a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb [is] a reward.
Some days ago, I stumbled on a video of a young girl (about 3 or 4 years old) on the internet. As soon as this video started playing I couldn’t continue with what I was doing at work. I was captivated completely by her rendition of Minister Don Moen’s “Bless The Lord”.
This song is a classic and the girl sang it in the simplest way I’ve seen. Weighed against the professional music standard, it may be referred to as basic because it lacks certain technicalities; a strong voice and maybe a captivating performance. Nonetheless, this girl didn’t need to give her audience riffs and runs, all she did was to express herself through worship while smiling with her eyes.
Psalm 8:2 Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have ordained strength, Because of Your enemies, That You may silence the enemy and the avenger.
A striking and vital quality of a child is innocence. Unlike already matured adults who have had to deal with a lot of life issues and experiences, children have no worries.
No wonder I hear adults say they wish they could go back to being children in order to do away with the toxicity that surrounds growth in their life processes. But to really think of it, is this a lasting solution to this challenge?
Matthew 18:1-4 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Last time I was here, I wrote about the Last Days and how they are here already. One critical way for you to escape the toxicity that has taken over the world now is to become a little child at heart, in deed and in actions.
Embrace basic qualities like teachability, willingness to forgive, empathy, simplicity, humility, obedience, kindness, amongst others. (Don’t hesitate to share other traits in the comment box, let’s learn together.😉)
All of these guide you through your life journey and, coupled with salvation, make your entrance into God’s kingdom easier. Don’t be jaded, be a babe!