Here are some actual answers given by children on their science exams:

“How is dew formed?” “The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them sweat.”

“How can you delay milk turning sour?” “Keep it in the cow.”

“What is the fibula?” “A small lie.”

“Name the four seasons.” “Salt, pepper, mustard, and vinegar.”

“What does ‘varicose’ mean?” “It means nearby.”

“What does ‘caesarian section’ mean?” “It’s a housing district in Rome.”

“How are the main parts of the body categorized?” “The body consists of three parts—the brainium, which contains the brain, the borax, which contains the heart and the lungs, and the abdominal cavity, which contains the five vowels-A,E,I,O, and U.”

“What does the word ‘benign’ mean?” “It’s what you’ll be after you be eight.”

One part of our divine nature is the ability to laugh. With all the hurt in the world, sometimes we need to turn away and find something that makes us smile. The Bible never tells us if Jesus laughed, there is circumstantial evidence that Jesus laughed. The Bible tells us that the children wanted to be close to Jesus. He was so magnetic to children that the disciples, acting as bouncers, tried to keep them from coming to Him.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come unto me, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.” Kids will not hang out with or seek out grumpy people. It won’t happen. They are drawn to a smile and laugher.

That smile of yours and your laugher are both parts of childlikeness. Listen when groups of children are together, those are happy and joyous sounds. We all know why we lose that joy.

We grow up!

For just a few moments, be a child again and laugh. Now that you laughed, let’s talk about you having “childlike” faith. We will have that conversation on Sunday.

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