Let The Children Come. . .

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Matthew 19:14
But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me;
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Today’s post is dedicated to Mason, 12 years old, Savannah, 10 years old and my mysterious doorman at the movie theater,
we will call him Matthew.  He looked like he was about 13.

The Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these:

Mason for the first person to wear my Team Tracey t-shirt, and he still wears it at home. (I wan’t “feeling” a team thing, but a singleton thing!) He’s created a Scripture and Image for our Sunday Truth Post.

Savannah, came into my kitchen with her mom to deliver a wonderful meal. Her little face came in bright as a little sunflower with it’s petals turned toward the sun. She said, “Last time, we did not get to see you, and this time we do!” She gave me a big hug of delight. (I can assure you I was not feeling delightful!)  I asked her to take something from the blessing basket and she picked a sweet red heart-shaped vase. Her mom told me she cut a rose from their garden and put it by her bed.

It was a stressful struggle getting to this movie on time and I was sorta wishing I had just stayed home. 😦 Yes, I admit I was feeling “less than. . .” Anyone else out there, feeling “less than?” It’s just not worth the effort? As I rolled toward the theater doors, this handsome young man, turned to see me behind him, stopped in his tracks and came back to hold the door open for me. My thank you did not begin to express it.

Small things? Big things! Real things! That is the “stuff” from which life gives and takes meaning. Kingdom building momentum for my heart!!! When one heart moves deeper into the Kingdom, there are calls to all of us to experience more of His goodness. It’s hard to catch “these” children and express the “big” Kingdom things of which they are so capable by just being themselves in the moment.Parents: read this post to your children.Tell them they are making a difference for our God’s Glory in my life and in the lives of others. Tell them their choices can move all of us closer to our God. Watch, Listen, Observe mom and dad and ENCOURAGE, ENCOURAGE, ENCOURAGE the Kingdom building movements they make.

The word encourage, means to “puff up another’s heart!”

I offer to all of you parents, for your children to leave us their comments or comment their favorite Scripture and I’ll frame it with an image to Glorify His Truth to honor their growing faith and post it. Kids, you have ideas on how to “puff up hearts!” What are they? The Truth is, all you grown ups out there, we need the faith of a child to make tangible His Kingdom, in our dense, protected hearts.

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2 thoughts on “Let The Children Come. . .

  1. ” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phillipians 4:13

    This is my favorite verse of all times!! I hope it inspires you too!!! ☺ See you soon!!
    Love,
    Savannah

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