Archive for April, 2011

April 2, 2011


Have you ever looked at a young child, and thought, “oh, to be young again.”  I know for me it is the hardest times, the heaviest burdens that cause me to notice unabashed happiness the most.  It lives at the core of these little ones.  For a long time I wrote it off as innocence… and I do believe that… that they have yet to live and be exposed to the harsh realities of living in a fallen world.  They have yet to make bad decisions and live with the consequences, or wrong a loved one and feel that shame… or one of the many other sad things that can happen in one life.  But there is something deeper which allows these little ones to be carefree and unburdened.  It is a quality worth harnessing.  Worth fighting for.  I believe we are all born with this very strong core of knowing who we are, and more importantly WHO’S we are.  That deep inside us there is a strength that allows us to remember we are never alone.  Never unforgiven.  Never forgotten.  These little ones know this.  They don’t take it for granted, it is just KNOWN by them, that there is someone GREATER than them, and they will be taken care of.  They know nothing else.  They are resilient because they don’t doubt this.  Omar always reminds me that to grow old is to grow young again.  I HOPE SO!  I hope to trust more in my Heavenly Father, trust that he loves me and will care for every detail of my life.  That he will forgive my icky attitudes and actions.  That he will feed me and clothe me.  That he will do as he said he would 2000 years ago.  Having my babies has taught me so much about who God is, and who he is to me.  I don’t need to worry about the past, or what’s to come. God has my back… and he has my future. My prayer is that you will look at the little ones and see Him.  Remember that he cares for you, and wants to care for you, and that there is nothing more important, or awesome, or more liberating than knowing this deep in your core… and to know that pure joy.

Said the robin to the sparrow,

“I would really like to know

Why those anxious human beings

rush around and worry so.”


Said the sparrow to the robin,

“Friend, I think that it must be

That they have no Heavenly Father

Such as cares for you and me.”

Elizabeth Cheney