It’s the smallest of things in our lives that seem to make us overwhelmed with deep joy. I was busy studying for my LCSW exam, plugging away at my desk, when out of nowhere my sweet daughter brought me hot tea. She was not satisfied with her peppermint tea until she added fresh peppermint from the garden, and honey to make it sweet. “Perfect!”, she says. What could have been an interruption or annoyance became the sweetest gift. The best was the smile and hugs that followed.
16 But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 17 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”
The post Simon or Sinner was about intimacy with Jesus. When we are intimate with Him, we want to serve Him. Watching my daughter serve me was an expression of her love for me. She lavished me with her love.
Jesus, may we come to you like a little child with hands wide open to serve, love, and with joy in our hearts desire to please you. We come to you out of a deep love, not fear of punishment, but of joy and anticipation of your total acceptance.