Jesus told us to enter the Kingdom like a child. All of the fuss, all of the doubts, all of the striving, can't get in the way of the simple knowledge that God loves us for who we are.
As a preacher, I've noticed that in a loving church like ours, kids can get away with anything. No one minds if they forget their lines, sing off key, go off topic, or express their feelings (sometimes at the top of their lungs). It's OK. Nobody's judging. We're just glad they're here. As they grow, they'll learn all they need to know about "acting appropriately." The message they need right now is that God is there for them and so are we.
As adults, we learn to do a lot of things better than when we were kids. But Jesus suggests that all those skills we pick up, aren't the most important things after all. If you feel anxious or out of place, discouraged or confused, remember that in the Kingdom you don't have to be good at all the adult stuff. The Father will speak to you if you listen. The Father will fill you with love if you receive it. The Father will show you how to love the people around you.
The Father will speak to you if you listen. The Father will fill you with love if you receive it. The Father will show you how to love the people around you.
Take a deep breath, and let the worries go, and remember that you are God's child!
Christ is risen.
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