About the Author
William L. Coleman, a pastor, teacher and author, is best known for his bestselling devotional books for young people. A graduate of Washington Bible College and Grace Theological Seminary, he has written over seventy-five magazine articles.
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Children Are Special
There is something great about being a child.
Children have so many reasons to be happy.
There are things to do, places to go, people to be with.
Children are special. As you grow up, there will be many more things to enjoy. Its terrific to be a child.
Sometimes children become disappointed. Thats to be expected. Every child feels sad or hurt once in a while. Maybe a pet has died or a bike has been stolen, or maybe the family has to move away.
Many children become sad because their parents get divorced. That happens very oftentoo often. Every year millions of parents get divorced. They decide they dont love each other and dont want to live together anymore.
You probably know several children whose parents are divorced. Those children may have found it difficult, but many have shown that it is possible to be happy again.
Children are like rubber balls. They have lots of bounce. When they get down, children manage to bounce up again.
There are too many fascinating things to do.
Children dont like to sit around and worry.
What would you like to do? What is your favorite game? Do you have a hobby or do you collect things? What is your favorite television show? What friend would you like to have over to your house?
Didnt God make an interesting world? And He made children special so they can enjoy so much of it. There are many good times ahead for children like you.