It seems to be so often when my kids open their mouths they show me the heart of God in an innocent, pure form that I am able to receive.
Most recently, I think I’m seeing a new side of what Jesus meant when He said:
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
I find it interesting that he said little children. I have little children. Two of them. And as I observe them unashamedly love each other and love those around them, I get more of a sense of how Jesus might desire us to live.
Both Little Miss Sunshine and T-Rex are very free with letting people know they love them. Randomly and frequently in the middle of a conversation one of them will say, “I love you, Miss so-and-so.” The best part is watching the reaction of this unexpected declaration of love on the adult’s face. Her or his face will soften and with lit up eyes give a hearty, “I love you too!!”
Freely offering love. I think that’s the way God originally wired us, and when Jesus said that humbling ourselves like a child to come to Him, must involve this kind of love as well, not just for Him but for His people.