Believe in Fairytales

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again” — C.S. Lewis

“Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale” — Unknown

“And he said: ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.'” — Matthew 18:3

When did we stop believing without speculation? At what point did we go from finding wonder and aw in this life to going about our days with doubts and endless questions? Why did we ever stop believing that our life could have the wonders of a fairytale?

This week friends and I talked about children and how hilarious they can be. They are curious and fascinated by what most adults find mundane. They are also much more likely to blindly believe in something or someone.

It got me thinking about when I feel almost childish in my glee or curiosities or actions. Or more importantly, when I have an almost child-like faith, believing whole-heartedly in the wonders of God and the magic He shows us in the world.

We like to think we have learned so much since childhood, but what could our young selves teach us?

If we were to take on that wonder again, I think we could appreciate the people around us and the falling leaves and the coming of snow all the more. Like the photo of the elderly couple above, we could be childishly in love and goofy all the days of our life – spreading that joy to others as well.

I’d like to think our God believes in fairytales.

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