What we can learn from our children is so vast. Any parent knows that our children teach us at least as much as we can possibly teach them. Oh, we try… but in their case, they are just being themselves.
Innocence contains wisdom.
Here is something new…
I’ve witnessed — and practiced myself from time to time — tears and deeply felt weeping out of the gratitude for Jesus’ love. Many adults have repented and wept as Jesus receives and forgives.
But here is something new to me: A child weeping, simply and sweetly, broken-hearted and aware that Jesus loves her:
But why is she weeping? What does she understand that is beyond me?
This child: what does she know? That Jesus loves her. But for me, her tears are Jesus’ tears for those who aren’t paying attention.
I’m paying attention and I’m drawn to Joel 2.
“Blow the shofar in Zion…”
Looking deeply into Joel 2, will you see what I see? I believe this world as we know it has an end that is drawing near; when children have the wisdom and the grief of Jesus what else can it mean?
Joel 3 begins,
“So it will be afterward,
I will pour out My Ruach on all flesh:
your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your old men will dream dreams,
your young men will see visions.”
Are we far from this?
Awake men and women of God. light your lamps and keep them full of oil. The days are drawing near. When is the day of the LORD at hand?
People were marrying and being given in marriage in the days of Noah and the days of Lot. Most did not notice, most did not pay attention. The signs were there but few heeded.
Now, at such a time as this, Believers do not take your salvation for granted. Draw near to God, He will draw near to you.
Awake, be ready, watch.
How soon is the Day of the Lord upon us?