With dish in hand he stands in front of the cupboard. In a toddler voice he says, “M and M . . . M and M.”

As the magical bag appears his eyes open wide, and through a smile that covers his face he exclaims, “OH WOW!

My daughter blames me. It’s okay. We blame my Gram for my love of chocolate. I’ve decided it’s a Gram’s job. 🙂

Then Jesus called for the children and said to the disciples, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.” Luke 18:16-17

What does it mean to be like a child?

Certainly I can be like a toddler. My emotions are all over the place. I can get cranky when I’m tired or hungry. “No” and “mine” could easily be two of my favorite words. And my inability to wait well is not something I wear with pride. Yep, pride, selfishness, impatience . . . I can be just like a toddler.

I think we’d all agree that those are not the character traits Jesus was encouraging.

When He walked the earth children were inconsequential. They had little value and were given little recognition. So what did Jesus mean when He said we are to be child-like?

To humbly come to Him with nothing to offer except . . .


What does “oh wow” living look like?

  • Beginning each day trusting His will. (Maybe even with a smile and a bit of enthusiasm.)
  • Living with obedience. (Little man is working on this, as am I.)
  • Loving well. (Even when it’s hard.)
  • Spending time with our Father. (Everyday blessed by His Word and prayer.)
  • Praising. (Singing, dancing, and shouting for joy.)

I want to be more like our little man and live each day with an “OH WOW” attitude. Will you join me?

By God’s grace I believe He will provide all we need now and forever.


2 Responses to OH WOW!
  1. Susie Klein
    September 17, 2012 | 11:58 pm

    So good! I need some “Wow!” back in my life again! Thanks for this.

    • Deb
      September 18, 2012 | 9:54 am

      Thanks Susie, Little Mister is teaching me lots of good lessons about living in the moment with enthusiasm. God has blessed him with a “cheerful heart” that blesses us. Can you tell I love being a Gram? 🙂