Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Little Children

I've had a lot of early mornings with Anna Beth lately that have given me some quiet time (albeit sleepy time) with God. I was marveling one early morning before Christmas about how Mary must've felt in those early mornings with Baby Jesus. How overwhelming and awesome it had to be to know you were raising the Son of God! I wonder if she realized how much that infant would teach her.

Another thought I had during this time was about what God means when He tells us to “come to Him as little children,” (Matthew 18:3) I believe that He means the following:

·         When Anna Beth is tired, scared, or seeking comfort, she wants to be held tight by those she trusts the most.  "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.," (Matthew 11:28)

·         Anna Beth's legs are strong, but not strong enough for her to walk alone yet. I have to hold her up when she wants to try to be mobile. When I am not strong enough to go it alone, God's Word promises in ref. that He is always with us, and upholds us in His mighty hands, (Psalm 73:23). 

·         Anna Beth has mastered saying "Mama," but that's her only understandable word right now. Even though she's not using words yet, there is much I can discern from her cry--whether she's hungry, tired, or hurting. I read somewhere that God understands us even when we are too feeble to cry out to Him. He knows the desires of our hearts. 

·         Anna Beth knows no deception or insincerity in her life. She is innocent and pure of heart. God wants us to come to Him with pure spirits. Innocence should be what we strive for.

I never knew a baby could teach me so much.

2 delightful comments:

Mama Hen said...

You are so right Lianne. They do teach us so much.

jennifer said...

Lianne this was a beautiful post. Wonderful lessons too.