A Little Child will Lead Them
Jesus demonstrated a great appreciation for children. He told us that “the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Jesus said that unless we humble ourselves and become like little children, we will not see the kingdom of God. When his disciples wanted to send away the parents that wanted Jesus to bless their children, Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me.”
A toddler in Kentucky set a great example for us recently. Diane sent me this story from the Fox News website. Her note said, “Maybe you can use this.” It’s a great story, and I am happy to share this illustration:
Kentucky toddler exposes location of fugitive hiding in home to deputies: ‘It is good to be honest’
An “honest” toddler helped deputies in Kentucky locate a fugitive wanted on drug charges and other outstanding warrants.
Deputies with the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department arrived at a home in Williamsburg, Kentucky, on Friday to serve a warrant.
As deputies investigated the home in an attempt to find the fugitive, 45-year-old Tina Hicks, none of the adults present would disclose whether the wanted woman was inside the house.
The toddler then stood up, put his hands on his hips and said, “It is good to be honest … we shouldn’t lie.” He then informed deputies that the woman was hiding inside the room next to the bathroom.
The sheriff’s department wrote on Facebook that the child was a “very brave and honest toddler.”
Deputies were able to arrest the fugitive thanks to the tip from the toddler. Hicks was served with two outstanding warrants on charges of possession of meth and drug paraphernalia, as well as four other outstanding warrants.
Let me close this with some very perceptive words from the prophet Isaiah (11:6): “The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.”