Something to think about…
Children are usually the freest people on the planet, and generally have the least amount of information.
Bill Johnson often says, “You have to give up the right to understand to get the peace that passes all understanding.”
Do we really need the information we THINK we do?
I have a wonderful dad, who took great care of me and my siblings. I never doubted his care or provision. He is fabulous at affirmation to this day, and probably the hardest working man on the planet. Really, I don’t know how he does all that he does. He has owned and run 2 business in his lifetime, and continues at 65 to run the “Flory Tree Farm.”
He is a hero, and I could rest in his arms.
As a kid, I didn’t worry much. I didn’t ask many questions. I was pretty kick-back all the way down to the way I dressed. There may or may not have been a couple year stint where I wore a sweatsuit almost everyday. I could have possibly forgotten this, except that my siblings remind me of it more often than they realize. You’ll have to ask them what color it was, for I choose not to disclose this information.
I was free as a bird.
Silly as can be.
Eccentric at moments.
And if I was saying something funny, I was giving you something to laugh at.
I was quite unhindered by the opinions of others.
Most of my friends were boys down the street.
We played outside for hours a day, under the shade of big oak trees.
I wondered home around dinner smelling of the outdoors, and acquired the nickname “Stinky” from my big brother.
So, today I am on the quest to unearth this girl.
When did I decide to grow up?
That was a dumb decision.
I don’t wanna grow up.
I don’t think I will.
After all, here’s a few things my Savior had to say about the subject…
“At that time Jesus said, ‘I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.” -Matthew 11:25
I’ll take it.
“And he said: ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” -Matthew 18:3
Welcome to my journey back into childlikeness, feel free to join me. It could do you some good as well I’m sure of it.