Words to SPARK your Heart-Song from our co-founder Sherry Douglas.
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Hi everyone. I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. This week, my husband and I had the privilege of having our grandchildren with us for a couple of days. I’m always inspired by their joy, love, and sweet words of affirmation to one another and to us.
Sometimes we describe an adult as being “childlike.” Some may not take that as a complement, and I suppose it depends on how it’s used, but what I observe in most children, including my grandchildren, is that they are living testaments of being forgiving, enthusiastic, helpful, and kind…and so much more of what Christ hopes for all of us.
I observed older ones helping little ones with toys and getting in and out of the pool. I heard loving words like, “You are so kind,” and a child tell an adult that he loved an idea that had been presented. In a photo taken, a little one didn’t want to participate so an older cousin reached up and invited holding hands. The connection ended up being one finger being held, but sometimes that’s all we need. Just to know that someone else loves, cares and accepts. Our grandkids, like the kids in your lives, still need help in knowing how to respect one another. They’re not perfect and there were a few struggles, and even some tears, but love won. Love always wins.
This next week, let’s look deep within and invite the child to emerge that so easily says kind words and offers loving actions. Let’s purposefully and intentionally love others, and put aside that which holds us back from offering words of affirmation and compassionate deeds.
When we look at Luke 18:16, we see Jesus accepts children as they are. He calls them to him and says, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Jesus invites you and me, too. Each of us still has the little child within that he welcomes; the child that eagerly helps, says kind words, and loves one another.
This is the word of the Lord. Thanks for listening. See you next week.