Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Angels Among Us

"'Let these children alone. Don't get between them and me. These children are the kingdom's pride and joy. Mark this: Unless you accept God's kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you'll never get in.'" Luke 18:17 (The Message)

A friend was sharing with me this afternoon. She was in one of our pastors office, praying for our church service. This office was right across from the Nursery. This particular Sunday, the Nursery was wonderfully full to the brim and you could hear it.

Well, she said that she felt the spirit pulling her out of her solitude prayer mode and pushing her into the Nursery. She went in and sat on the couch when this little 3 year old boy brought her this book to read. She took the book and the little guy crawled onto her lap and was contently listening to her read to him. It was a story about angels.

When the story was over, she asked him if he had ever seen any angels. To her amazement, he told her yes. "Oh! Well, then, what did the angels do?" The little guy looked her straight in the eyes and said, "They told me that someday they were going to come down and take me back up to heaven with them." So matter-of-fact. No big deal.

My friend said she just got goosebumps! What an amazing example of pure faith! No pretense. No false build-up. No fear. Just acceptance.

Isn't that how we should be? Wouldn't that be great if we were? Some of us tend to get hung up on performance and getting everything lined-up and working out the kinks, acting "all grown-up"--when we should just be excited about the trip.

God has such great plans for us! All we need to do is to believe and accept what He has for us. Can you do that? Please give it a try--you will be SO blessed!

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