It was the last day of my vacation before I began my new career endeavor from health care to education. I went out with a splash. A big splash! I joined my youngest daughter and oldest daughter and son-in-law and their two children and neice and nephew at Big Splash Water Park for the day.
A day of child’s play! Oh to be a kid again! To splash in water on a hot summer day. To belly laugh out of sheer excitement. To squeal with a mixture of fear and delight as you twist and turn down towering water flumes. To watch children play and be totally reliant on their parental figure for their trust, their safety, their food, their entertainment so reminded me of how our Heavenly parent watches after us.
Our Heavenly Father never takes His eyes off of us, His children.
How does Jesus depict little children in the bible? He calls us to be like them.
This means He wants us to follow their example, and turn from self-seeking ambition, and regain the innocence of little children. To be humble in heart, knowing ourselves to be totally naive and helpless, and leaning solely on our Father who is in heaven to supply all our wants and needs.
How about you?
Are you totally reliant on your heavenly Father for your wants and needs? Do you seek his guidance? His protection? His total trust? Like a small child. I can only speak for myself. Just like my grandchildren can swallow a mouthful of pool water the wrong way or fall and bump their head while scurrying up the stairs of the slide when playing alone. I, too, have an occasional mishap. But I have that very same comfort of knowing my parent is there to save me. To pick me up and wipe me off and kiss it and make it all better just like we do to our own children.
Now that’s reassuring. That’s God’s love. I want to forever remain in the comfort of my father’s grasp. Even as I grow old. I want to recapture that childhood innocence and be the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. I want to make a big splash knowing my father is there and always will be there to catch me.
At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Love and laughter,