How Children See the World

Russell Moore recently spoke with musician and author Andrew Peterson about the importance of telling stories to children.  I like Peterson's reminder on how children see the world. Peterson says,

"When I walk through the woods with my kids, it's not just a walk through the woods; it turns into a walk in 'the forbidden forest.' So being around kids and rememering what it's like to look at the world in this way is a really healthy thing. It's one of the many layers, I think, behind when Jesus says, 'The kingdom of heaven is made up of such as these'—there's a lot you can get out of that—but one of those things is I just think kids remember that the world is a dangerous, harrowing, magical, beautiful, wonderful place. And we lose some of that as adults."

(HT: Robert Sagers)