Monday, July 22, 2013


I LOVE the people in this picture. I love that Daddy is holding our littlest girl's hand. It's a tangible picture (to me) of our Heavenly Father holding our hand, when we let Him, and why don't we let Him all the time? He has promised to never leave us or forsake us and so all we have to do is reach up, hold His hand, let Him hold ours and navigate us through this world that is not our home, that is broken and fallen where (when we let Him) He makes all things new.
At what point do we lose our sense of wonder and joy at everything? Notice the un-matching bows and the lopsidedness of those pony tails and if she was facing forward you would see crazy make-up and a beautiful smile and just how proud and happy she is!

When does it happen that we quit seeing life through the eyes of a child? We are children of God, aren't we? When do we give up that majesty and amazement and freedom to the ugliness of this world? When was my heart bruised and where does it need healing and to be set free by the Holy Spirit so I can return to wonder?

Jesus said we are to have a childlike faith, be like children to enter the kingdom. Choose wonder, know amazement, and that everything through Him is imaginable. Forgive in an instant, act silly, love huge and demonstrate it, be yourself, be carefree, stand in complete and unquestioned trust of the Heavenly Father.  
"Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.'" (Matthew 19:14)
"Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” (Mark 10:15)

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