Children of Light. The beauty of our children and how our Father fills them in ways that we seem to miss. It really is a beautiful sight to behold, watching our children being who God created us all to be….filled with joy and wonder. In the linked blog entry by Julie Harris, we again get to see how as adults we can and all too often go through this life in stoic fashion. Missing the moments of mystery and wonder. The opportunity to live in a carefree fashion even though we have responsibilities.
In Matthew 18, Jesus makes the point very clear; “Jesus called a little child to his side and set him on his feet in the middle of them all. “Believe me,” he said, “unless you change your whole outlook and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven. It is the man who can be as humble as this little child who is greatest in the kingdom of Heaven.” ~J.B. Phillips New Testament (Phillips) We have no choice if we want to see Heaven.
We are driven by the need to perform, to accomplish, to be more…. more than what exactly? What more could or should we desire than to be in a relationship with our Creator God through HIS plan of redemption – Jesus Christ? HE has planned more for us than we know and His way involves our becoming just like our children.
Our children are dependent on us for everything and yet in their dependance, they are completely free to just be who they’ve been created by our Father to be, children loving life! Struggling to learn and grow, experiencing highs and lows. All the while, they know we are there to help, nurture and guide. They ARE the picture of what HE calls us to be in this life as we journey to the next.
At our best, we are but a shadow image of HIM in displaying love and providing for our children. Yet we push through and do all we can for our children for HE has planted HIS glorious seed within us to take up this charge. Knowing this and seeing how important it is that we allow and encourage our children to enjoy life to the fullest, is it any wonder that Jesus calls us to return to this humble state?
I humbly submit, if we will become as children once again, HE will show us wonders beyond compare. HE will show us a life we have yet to know or experience. HE will return the sparkle to our eyes that will bare witness to all of HIS glory. I believe HE wants more in this life for us than being driven to excel in a life that is so very fleeting.
Let’s become like children again, filled with wonder and hope. Excited by what the day will hold and eager to stop and join in the playfulness of our children’s lives!
Blessings and Peace to you always,
I never cease being amazed at today’s technology. The ease and speed involved in setting up and then launching a website or blog is just incredible. I have a blog through another provider and yet to “like” or “comment” on WordPress sites, you need to be registered. A great plan if you’re providing a service and looking to grow your base of customers. So, what does this have to do with my blog? Really, not a great deal, except that I find the process interesting and not unfamiliar. Our society today, expects things fast and easy. These two points sum up the way we’ve come to understand all things should be. Fast and easy, immediate gratification with as little effort as possible. For WordPress consumers, this is a perfect setup. No huge effort and best of all, no financial expense. For WordPress, increased customers will ultimately lead to greater exposure and web activity. Then, they have now and will continue to gain customer’s who upgrade to their premium service and grow from there. I’m not knocking WordPress here, just sharing my observation of the process. It works, I’m here and so are you.
My goal is to share with you my Journey with Jesus. Actually, what I expect to share will be the points that HE will lay on my heart. In this life we need to share in the thoughts and experiences of other people who are looking to follow Jesus daily. Our life is changed everyday in ways we don’t often realize and when we do notice, we’re hard pressed to explain the how, when or why. My goal will be to place a new entry on a weekly basis. I hope that what is shared here will be beneficial and that Jesus will be glorified by what is shared. This being said, I find that my relationship with Jesus has been anything but fast, easy or without effort. I believe everyone will agree; relationships don’t happen overnight, they aren’t easy (certainly not initially) and effort is essential. While we may want the “fast food” kind of relationship with Jesus, it proves impossible and it’s just NOT good for us.
I welcome your thoughts and observations. The most important part of this blog will always be Jesus Christ and what HE alone leads me to write here. My desire is to glorify HIM and share what HE directs. Between now and the next posting, I pray HIS Peace and Presence will fill your days and that you will know the Blessings that come with a fully engaged relationship with Jesus as Lord and Savior, Friend and Companion.
Blessings and Peace Always,
I love the rain. I love the sound, the feel, the smell, the mood it evokes. It is elegant and musical. Rain seems to have a personality all its own. My love affair with rain began when I was a little girl.
I never felt like I “fit in” as a child. I was tall, terribly shy, and overweight. Most days I didn’t feel like I had a friend in the world. As a child, I often felt like I was looking through my windows watching all the other kids play and have fun. It wasn’t any fun feeling left out. So, when it rained, it brought me a little bit of happiness… because EVERY OTHER KID was sitting inside their house wanting to be outside. As a child, when it rained, I felt like I finally “fit in” with everyone else. We were all miserable!
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