Monday, October 27, 2014

take five...feel free to act like a child...

The word for today is FREE...

One of my favorite parts of our church services happens during the offering every Sunday. As the baskets are being passed to the adults the kids bring forward their own offering. I am always amazed at how many kids we have in our church as they all head forward to drop their money in a can on the stage. Seeing the kids do this is so heartwarming. But what I really love is all the different personalities these kiddos have. If they are having a good day, you can see it on their face and in their body language. The same is true if they are having a bad day; there is no hiding it. Basically these kids are all genuine, they are not hiding behind any mask, they are who they are. Each and every Sunday these kids make me smile. 

What they are experiencing is a freedom to be who they are. So the question I am pondering today is...why can't we feel free like that? If we are having a bad day why do we try and hide it? Let's all try and be more childlike!

"Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, 
you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."
Matthew 18:3

1 comment:

  1. I like this! I agree about being transparent. Not that we should let our grumpiness flow out, but it's okay to stop hiding our sadness. I suffer from depression, and I hid it for years. The healing didn't begin until I started being open about it.


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