Like A Child
Free. Full of life. Hope. No restraint. Liberating. Fun. Joyful. Untamed. Hopeful. Love.
These are just a few words that come to mind when I look at this picture. And yesterday, I witnessed a couple of little girls doing the same thing during worship. In the middle of aisle, there they were. Cute little girls in their Sunday dresses. Holding hands as they both let loose and danced in the Presence of the King. They paid no attention to their surroundings. They just danced. They laughed. They smiled non-stop. The spun around. They jumped. The were so full of life and joy. I couldn’t help but smile as I watched them.
It got me thinking. What if we were just like these little girls? What if we paid no attention to what was around us while we were in the Presence of the King? What if we were full of life and joy just because of Jesus? What if? I mean, aren’t we called to be like little children. Doesn’t scripture say that?
For an answer Jesus called over a child, whom he stood in the middle of the room, and said, “I’m telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you’re not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in. Whoever becomes simple and elemental again, like this child, will rank high in God’s kingdom. What’s more, when you receive the childlike on my account, it’s the same as receiving me.
Matthew 18:2-5, The Message
The next time you see a little child dancing, spinning round and round, and laughing in the Presence of the King, join them. Ask God to make you like that child. Full of life. Full of hope. Full of joy. Full of love. And in complete awe and wonder of the Most High God.
Grace & Peace, Jac