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Like a Little Child

Mark 10:15

Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.

profileWhen my oldest daughter was a little girl we went camping as a family with other families from our church and community.  It was a place in northern PA and it had a jungle gym for children.  Shelly was playing on it and it was time for supper.  She had been playing and was on a platform where her feet were higher than my head.  I walked over to the jungle gym and reached out my hands and told her to jump to daddy.  She didn’t question me but came to the edge of the platform and jumped into my waiting arms.  I caught her and we went to eat.

One year later we were at the same camp – she was year older.  Same scenario as before – I told her to jump to daddy and she walked to the edge and looked over at me and said but daddy – I could fall.  In one year she went from total trust to skepticism.  With some encouragement she slower jumped into my arms – but she wasn’t so sure! Continue reading

October 17, 2013 Posted by | Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Holy Spirit, Leadership, Outreach, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

   

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