To become as a little child – video

“Willingness to become as a little child and to leave the old for the new, renders thought receptive of the advanced idea.” This sentence comes from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy 323: 32   Time spent with children is time well spent for we learn from them. I like the following statement, “While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” Life is about Love so knowing “God is Love” (KJV John 16: 4) is a sure foundation for living.  When we become as a little child, humility opens up thought for new ideas and we are prepared to receive and act upon what Divine Love has already provided us.

Jesus said…Allow the children to come to me – do not forbid or prevent or hinder them – for to such belongs the kingdom of God. (Amplified Bible, Mark 10: 14)  Whoever will humble himself therefore and become like this little child (trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving) is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. (Amplified Bible, Matt 18: 4)

This is the first time the children in this video had heard my poem (with play action) and they were willing to learn and have fun.  My hope is that this will inspire you and others to get down on the floor and try new ideas, sing, act silly, and make original poems and songs, for a great setting to learn all about Love and living together.

The words to the play action poem are:

“There’s only one God; there can’t be two. And He’s a good God, for me and you.  He’s Truth, He’s Life, (and) He’s Love. There’s only one God.”

Children like when you change things up and say words in different ways such as loud or in a whisper, fast or slow, high pitched or low, sitting down or standing up (well, you get the picture).  Children love repetition, so without inhibition and willing to be repetitive numerous times, they will enjoy this fun activity that helps them learn and confirm the First Commandment, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me “(Spirit, Love) (KJV Exodus 20: 3)

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  1. What perfect timing to read your reminder from Christ Jesus to be as a little child, including valuing the children in our lives.
    In two days, I’ll be spending some time with my 4 1/2 year old nephew and his parents. Will review your helpful hints again!
    Very Grateful in San Diego

    • Marsha Pecaut says

      Thank you for your thoughtful comments, Jobina.
      Love opens the way to support one another. Enjoy learning “what life is
      all about” from your dear nephew 🙂

  2. I liked this it was really cute! See you on spring break!!! ❤️

    • Marsha Pecaut says

      I’m so happy you enjoyed this video blog. When you subscribe (free) to this website on the bottom lower right, you will be notified of new ones…and there’s another cute one coming soon so be sure to sign up 😉

  3. Marsha Pecaut says

    Catherine Crossman says:
    February 22, 2016 at 5:27 pm (Edit)

    Thank you, Marsha! I shared your video of the “there is only one God” recitation for little kids with the teachers in our Sunday School. I wish you could have seen the class of several 4 and 5-year-olds performing it, arm gestures and all, for the infants’ class yesterday. It was precious!! Love, Cat

    • Marsha Pecaut says

      It couldn’t make me happier than to hear you were able to share this children’s poem and that they implemented it!!!
      I hope this encourages others to do the same. Thank you, Cat, for writing your example of loving children and becoming as a little child. Blessings, Marsha

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