Children are many things: filled with energy, quick to trust, in a perpetual state of wonder always asking why. I would add to this list playful; children are playful at their core. So, it is worth noting that Jesus points us to children as the models for those who will enter paradise.
“I assure you that if you don’t turn your lives around and become like this little child, you will definitely not enter the kingdom of heaven." - Jesus in Matthew 18:2
What a brilliant word for Bonaire Church as this weekend approaches. We are offering two opportunities to simply have fun. On Friday evening, we will listen, sing and eat for no other purpose than to enjoy life. On Sunday afternoon, we will gaze upon children running here and there in pursuit of candy-filled eggs. Jesus says he came that we might have life abundantly; I think he believes that involves more than paychecks, deadlines, to-do lists, and earthly pursuits.
Grace and peace, Scott