by Don Ingwerson
I am always interested in new findings on spirituality, and it’s been really interesting to hear about spirituality in relation to children. Studies have now been done with children throughout the world, from the wealthy Christian homes in Canada to the poverty stricken children in New Delhi, and the results are the same: children have an innate spirituality.
Case in point, awhile ago we took our grandson to Disneyland to celebrate his 4th birthday and as we approached the park we said, “Asher we’re celebrating something very special with you today, what is it?”
“Eternity,” he said. No other words. We were somewhat taken aback, as were his parents. They said that word had not been used with him prior to that, to their knowledge, yet he had a full understanding of what it meant. He was not celebrating years, but eternity.
Later, when his mother was caught in a bad traffic jam and she lamented their plight aloud in irritation, he quietly said, “Remember that God takes us all the way.” He’d heard that one in Christian Science Sunday School. The traffic jam then immediately cleared.
At another time, when his mother was a few weeks pregnant and began to painfully hemorrhage, she tearfully told her 5-year-old son Tafton that they might not be having a new little baby brother after all, and Tafton had said quietly, “You don’t know that.”
Hours later when healing had taken place and all was well, she had asked him why he had said what he did and he answered, “Because I knew all was well.” “Why didn’t you tell me then?” she asked, and he said, “Because you were too afraid to believe me.”
Children. Little children, who have a high level of spiritual intuition. Unusual? Not at all.