"Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."
Nothing brightens my day more than a visit from my granddaughter, Virginia Rose. She always enters the house with a winsome smile and unflagging energy, ready to run from pillar to post, delighting in everything she sees. Rejoicing and reveling in the present moment.
Being with her always awakens my inner child. Releases me from the chains of the adult world - the mundane, the worrisome. Launches me into the rejuvenating realm of dreams and hopes, possibilities and promise.
She hands me the keys to the Kingdom . . .
Take joy in the simple things.
Be observant and aware.
Make silly faces!
Marvel at the miracles all around.
Know that, even when it feels like you're crawling, God is working on giant steps just for you!
Laugh with abandon!
Dance as if no one is watching . . .
Hug your loved ones every chance you get!
Can you become that child within you once again?
Can you know peace? Know joy? Know yourself?
I pray He will give you the keys to the Kingdom . . .
Will you climb up on Jesus' lap today and welcome the hugs He has waiting for you?
Please pray with me -
We thank You, Father, for claiming us as Your children. Help us to come before You with a child's heart so that we might see Your Kingdom. Let us spread Your Good News to a broken and hurting world, and offer to others a love which, like a child's, gives freely and openly, expecting nothing in return. Amen.