Remember playing on the playground?
Remember when the ills of life just slipped into a world where all things were negotiated with a kickball, monkey bars, and a bag of nutter butters?
It was a life much simpler than mortgages, insurance payments, and health insurance. We didn't worry about politics, well; most of us didn't worry. The beauty of the simple life was faith that all things would be taken care of.
We didn't worry about food.
We didn't worry about clothes.
It was who could go fastest on the merry-go-round.
Who got picked to play in the recess kickball tournament.
And how fast could you chase the girl with the pig tails in her hair.
Ahhhhh, the simple life.
Right after Jesus spoke of the consequence of divorce in Matthew, the very next section describes when the people brought children to Jesus to be prayed for.
Then little children
were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for
them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them.Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there. (Matthew 19:13-15)
Isn't it interesting? The king of the universe has likened His kingdom to children.
It wasn't the greatest minds.
It wasn't the most athletic.
It wasn't the warriors or the politicians.
It was the children.
The children who come full of faith that life can be simple, yes; it's the simplicity of a child like relationship which causes Jesus' heart to move.
My prayer today…
May I have a childlike faith that will resist the temptation of the world to be busy, or filled with incomprehensible worldly things.
May I focus on the things God wants.
May I spend time on the things He spends time on.