GIVERS AND TAKERS! I love to watch children interact with each other because it reveals a lot about them and how they perceive life even at an early age. Some share things freely and others snatch and grab and selfishly cling to what they have. One of my great grandsons, just a few months old, was present with us yesterday and I noticed he really liked to cuddle with the one holding him. On the other hand my almost three years old great granddaughter was busy, busy, busy, which has been typical of her entire life. Yes, children are different, and so are adults. And the traits children display in childhood often follow them into adulthood.
In the Bible book of Proverbs it says, “One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed,” (Proverbs 11:24-25 NIV). I think children who share freely experience a better time than children who snatch, grab, and cling. At least that is my observation on life from my personal experience. And from my life as a Pastor, Missionary, and Educator I have seen these verses proven true over and over again among adults. The old adage, “You can’t out give God,” has been proven over and over again in my life and the lives of people I have been privileged to minister to and with. Children who by nature do not share freely hopefully change as they mature. And I trust Christians who have not yet learned the principles of God’s Word stated above will mature in Christ and see the blessings of giving freely of all things in life so they can prosper in all things in life pertaining to Christ, His Kingdom, and the world that surrounds them.