A Little Child Shall Lead

“. . . a little child shall lead them.”

“The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together,
 and a little child shall lead them.” (Isaiah 11:6)


Patti and I are on vacation this week visiting our family.  Monday our granddaughter took us to the zoo.  All my life, since I was a small child, I’ve been told that kangaroo mothers carry their babies in a special pouch on their belly.  I’ve always taken it in faith – until now.  Monday I saw it for the first time with my own eyes – thanks to my granddaughter, and I was blown away.  What a wondrous thing to behold!Yesterday my granddaughter taught me a new ball-throwing game.  I thought I was the one doing the teaching, but then, I stopped to observe and realized this 17 month-old was making up a new game as we played.  I caught on, followed her lead, and we had a joyous time together!  I love the opportunity to play with and learn from children.  It’s not complicated – but important.  It helps me turn off a lot of the adult stuff that clouds my brain and just focus on seeing and being like a child.  I think this is a form of sabbath.  I suspect this is part of what God wants from us – to clear our minds of the cloud, and remember that we are at heart God’s children.  Thanks be to God!  That’s it for this week – not a whole lot.  It’s time to play!

I pray that when the cloud gets too thick, God will send a child to lead me.  How about you?

Blessings and Peace,
Gary
Pastor, Cross Lanes United Methodist Church
Cross Lanes, West Virginia

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~ by revgenelson on October 17, 2013.

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