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March 16, 2024

“And said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3

When I speak with my parents on the phone, I don’t spend too much time talking with them. The conversation is brief and casual, and then they want to speak with my children. They spend a lot more time with the kids than spending time with me. I have no problem with that and I can see why.

When the girls were babies, It was interesting to see the girls interact with Hyemi at home. Sebin was 3 years old and she was old enough to know stuff and she didn’t always need mommy. So when Sebin is playing in the living room and Hyemi is passing by, Sebin wouldn’t look at Hyemi. Sebin just pays attention to what she would be doing. The only time Sebin looked at Mommy was when she needed something or when Hyemi was offering food.

Sejin is the youngest in the home. At that time she was only 8 months old. She is different. Mommy is all the world to her. By that time she was big enough to hold onto something higher and stand up. She would be busy playing but when mommy shows up, her face enlightens and her eyes follow wherever mommy is. When Hyemi walks to the left, Sejin’s eyes follow. When Hyemi walks to the right, Sejin’s eyes will follow. When Hyemi disappears to the kitchen, she starts crying. How sweet is that?

I can see why Jesus says we should be like children. As you get older, your attention to your parents seems to get less and less. Like Sejin looking for mommy all the time, we need to be like her, looking for Jesus all the time.


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