What is it about mud and water that’s so enticing to children and puppies?
With all the rain we’ve been experiencing, there’s bound to be some mud.
My daughter was finishing up planting her garden, and this was where my granddaughter occupied herself. The first puddle she could find!
Let’s make mudpies!
Don’t you wish we could all go back to the simpler times in our lives where we used our imaginations rather than expensive things to play with?
When was the last time you just played?
You played in the dirt? I don’t know about you, but I’m thinking I’m pretty sure that’s why grownups like to partake in the art of gardening. It offers them the opportunity to go back to their roots and play in the dirt.
For all you mud lovers out there, there are mud runs, mud wrestling and I bet you didn’t know, there is even an International Mud Day on June 29th. It’s purpose is for children to celebrate nature and the outdoors.
Even Jesus experienced a little hands on mud time. He used it as the medium for one of His best healing miracles.
9 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
6 After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. 7 “Go,” he told him,“wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.
8 His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, “Isn’t this the same man who used to sit and beg?” 9 Some claimed that he was.
Others said, “No, he only looks like him.”
But he himself insisted, “I am the man.”
10 “How then were your eyes opened?” they asked.
11 He replied, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.”
12 “Where is this man?” they asked him.
“I don’t know,” he said.
I encourage each of you to unleash the inner child within you. The next time you have a warm afternoon showers, why not join your grandchildren and get down and dirty, and make some mud pies? You just might find your own healing…healing of your inner soul as you release your inhibitions and be childlike once again. You know Jesus, Himself, told us we need to become like little children.
And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Love and laughter,