My son and I walked outside this week, and I enjoyed seeing things from his perspective. Even bugs were things to take delight in with him. The bug in the center of the picture has another smaller bug on top of it which I didn't see until my son brought it to my attention. The perspective which he lends to many situations is far different from my own. I wonder if that is sort of what Jesus meant in this verse:
"Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein." Luke 18:17 KJV
Friends visited this weekend, and she left me a book which I've already started to read: Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe. One of the co-authors wrote of motherhood exhausting her. "My ideals, my hopes, my joy were snatched away before I had a chance to notice." Though in a different state now, she wrote the book to speak to moms as directed in the book of Titus.
Motherhood has changed me, too. So has age. I pray for many more little moments with my children where just maybe they can give me a glimpse of God's kingdom from their perspective.
Circumstances in my life are not always easy. I only share a glimpse of our life, just as the blog title suggests. I share good times, homeschooling, and fun things with the kids. I rarely bare my heart, but I have struggles just like everyone else. This week I've been asking friends for prayers lifted up to God in Jesus name for my family. I know He hears and answers.
I only made it through the first chapter in that book so far, but it ends with two verses that speak to my heart:
"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest" Matthew 11:28
"Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10
May the Lord bless you this week.
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