March 20, 2008
Today my thoughts are filled with Easter. Little ladies in spiffy dresses and little gentlemen with bow ties. A beautiful Easter dress for mom and big dinners. Family and fun hunting Easter eggs, symbols of new life. Singing songs like he's alive and other hymns of praise. Worshiping together with christian family in crisp, early morning sunrise services with Easter breakfast following.
Finally, spring has arrived filling my our heart with hope and lifting my spirit as the sunshine breaks through the clouds.
Mark 10:13-16 says People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this he was indignant.
He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."
And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.
I love that last part. Someone wrote in on one of the blog entries on this site saying how they crawled onto their Father's lap and he held them through difficult times. God is so good. I too as well as many of us have been in that position, sitting on the Father's lap cuddled up next to him, listening to every heartbeat, every breath just resting in him.
What a comfort, what an awesome thing, to be able to draw near to our Father in times of trouble and know that he takes us into his arms, puts his hands on us and blesses us. I can feel his warmth, presence and peace all over me as I write you these words. It brings tears to my eyes.
Thank you Father for your goodness, for your loving arms around me, for the peace you bring to my heart. Do this for all your children today as they read these words.
I love you Father, Amen.
March 20, 2008