Sunday, September 20, 2015

the spirit of the child

to grow old possessing the spirit of the child 
is a much desired gift.

The imagination....
free flowing.
All of the pictures they draw,
the playing mode,
the thinking that produces that play.
the words,
the laughter.
Those eyes locking with yours during church.
Holding their favorite stuffed animal
and knowing exactly why they love it so much.
On the beach,
where every seashell is a treasure....
the ocean, where the dolphins swim and frolic.
At Disney World,
where all the characters come to life.
At Discovery Cove.
swimming with all of God's creatures.
Petting a cat at the Crab Shack,,
interacting with a dog at sewing class.
Face timing, 
hearing them describe
their Halloween costumes.
Watching a movie,
we are into the Chronicles of Narnia right now.
Just talking and listening to their logic.
I could go on and on.

It is all pure joy.
It makes a heart that is growing old,
renewed and happy....
and filled with joy!!

This is what I mean...
If I hadn't thought I would break my neck,
I would have rolled down that hill of new sand at the beach
right after Lucy!

But Jesus said, 
"Let the children alone 
and do not hinder them from coming to Me; 
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
 Matthew 19:14

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