When Arden looks up to the ceiling or off into the distance and smiles, what is she smiling at? Did she just pass gas? No, happens to often for that I think. Since she’s under the age of innocence, here is my theology on the subject. Being within that age of innocence (if that is a true ‘thing’, I can’t find references on google. For some reason I thought it was in the bible… maybe someone can help me with that), she is perfect ?!? Not having a mind mature enough to choose good or evil yet (like Adam and Eve before the fall), she is effectively without sin? Is that a true statement? Now we are all born into sin but does God hold babies accountable before the age of reason or accountability?
Age of accountability, thats the phrase I was looking for. K, there are some good google matches on that:
The one passage that seems to identify with this topic more than any other is 2 Samuel 12:21-23. The context of these verses is that King David committed adultery with Bathsheba, with a resulting pregnancy. The prophet Nathan was sent by the Lord to inform David that because of his sin, the Lord would take the child in death. David responded to this by grieving, mourning, and praying for the child. But once the child was taken, David’s mourning ended. David’s servants were surprised to hear this. They said to King David, “What is this thing that you have done? While the child was alive, you fasted and wept; but when the child died, you arose and ate food.” David’s response was, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, ‘Who knows, the LORD may be gracious to me, that the child may live.’ But now he has died; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me.” David’s response indicates that those who cannot believe are safe in the Lord. David said that he could go to the child, but that he could not bring the child back to him. Also, and just as important, David seemed to be comforted over this. In other words, David seemed to be saying that he would see the child (in heaven), though he could not bring him back.
Very interesting… Anyways, so back to the commune with God. Can Arden commune directly with God or with Angels? Can she see things we cannot see? Is she smiling at the angels around us or can see see things supernatural that we aren’t tuned in to? I think so. I think God is making ‘googly’ faces at her 😀 Actually, if she could see God, I would think God or angels are actually talking to her telepathically maybe? And her outward response is to smile. She’ll look off into the distance or at the ceiling, smile at whatever it is her eyes are set on and look away, then look back and smile and look away again as if to be playing peekaboo with what are to us unseen things / beings / whatever.
I’ve kinda heard of ideas like this before, where babies and kids for that matter are tuned to things of God much better then we are in this practical / logical world we live in where everything needs to be scientifically tested and reproduced.
So can kids and babies see angels and even God? And talk to them? I think so, and I think its a fascinating thing to think about too.
Lots of google hits about people who think babies can see dead loved ones and that sort of thing. If you have a kid, you no doubt have thought about this. What do you think on the subject?
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