Luke 18:15-17 15 Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 17 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”
hey, y’all. this part of the Bible has always comforted me, but it has also always puzzled me. last night, i read a comment that was simple and glorious. gave me chills. i thought about it a lot. for someone to take a moment out of an extremely busy world, get to the comment section, write nice words and send it…wow. that blows my mind. it means so much. we’re all sinners, here. it’s pretty easy to judge people in a harsh light while not looking at our own stuff. that’s been my prayer for the last few months. just let me see people the way You do, Lord. and it happens. i love when it happens. it’s like seeing people through Heaven’s eyes. so, i wanted to respond to this comment. i could only say thank you for your kind words. i really wanted to say, you are awesome for stopping your world long enough to say those kind words. you are the kind of person who makes a difference when no one else might notice, but our Good Lord above most certainly does. i know that.
so, then i got to thinking about what i started this blog post with – i think i get it now. when i was in my 20’s and early 30’s, i would think about these words and i couldn’t understand how adults could be like children and receive the Kingdom of God. i get it now. the older i get, the clearer my thinking and understanding become. the wiser i become thanks to the grace of God. i know i am a much simpler person now thanks to God. i love that. i didn’t think i ever would, but i do. it’s as if all the junk is clearing away from my vision, from my heart, from my feelings. i am able to see life in a much purer sense. i still see the atrocities that are plastered all over the news. but i don’t see bad guys. i see sinners who don’t know the love and forgiveness of our Lord Jesus. i think that’s what Jesus meant about receiving the Kingdom of God like a child. get rid of the junk. love purely. love wholly. and most importantly, open yourself up to God. just submit to him. see what happens. it’s truly astounding what will happen. and what you will receive is available to everyone. everyone. everyone. there is nothing you can do that separates you from the love of our Lord. i know that. i can testify to that all day. if He can love me, and He does, He can love anybody. and He does. but you gotta receive it. make an effort. show Him you are interested. when i say it is all good, i mean it is ALL good. He will give you the tools to deal with everything that comes your way – good, bad & otherwise. your heart will continue to ache, but He will be there to get you through it.
today is graduation day for my son. i am so proud of him. i bought him the Diary of Saint Faustina. I got a copy for me, too. wow, y’all, wow. Jesus really worked amazingly through this lady. check her out.
gotta run. didn’t run yesterday.