Monday, October 23, 2006

indignant



"When Jesus saw this, He was indignant. He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kindfom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not recieve the kingdom of God like a little child will not enter it. " And he took the child in His arms, put His hands on them and blessed them. Mark 10:14-16

I wish I knew how many times Jesus was indignant. It would be an interesting study... to compare my "indignants" with His. Maybe embarassing.

Maybe it was being with children all weekend... but it made me wonder. How do little children recieve the kingdom of heaven? What are some of the differences in the way they accept it in contrast to how adults accept it? I watch my own children, and have pondered just a couple thoughts, .... but I am really interested to learn from thoughts you may have.

4 comments:

Angie said...

Deep, Heather!

I thought I'd look up the word indignant... I can see in my mind's eye a picture of what it might look like, but I couldn't come up with words.

Indignant - filled with indignation.

Hmmmm..... Moving right along!

Some days I'm just not destined to go very deep! I have more experience with being child-ish than child-like... so I'll just listen in on the rest of this conversaton!

Much love to you, girlie!

Jeanne said...

I "think" children receive the kingdom of Heaven straight into their hearts. They don't seem to feel the need to rationalize, justify, and ceritfy things like adults do. They just know what they know in their hearts and they accept that! Sometimes I try to make sense of things when I think all God really wants is my trust - that comes from my heart - not my mind. Mistrust is what comes from my mind when I try too hard to make God fit into my concepts and ideas of who He is. Children don't second guess (mistrust) themselves, it's why they are so uninhibited and willing to believe. We shouldn't remain like a child in wordly matters, but when we consider God, I long for the reckless abandonment of a child that believes with all his heart! Father, please give us the heart of a child!

heather said...

Jeanne - you so well put into words what I needed this morning!
Thank you - it's amazing to me - the picture of their absolute "uninhibited-ness" in running to Him. When we know safety, when we know acceptance, and when we know love...we run there.
We're not tripped up by anything else that Voice of love says to us.. because we are safe there.:-)
Thanks for your always inspiring comments!

Ang - I'm honored that you even looked up the word!! Life is BUSY at your blog! Thanks - you grow me up from miles away, and I am blessed by you and your love for God and for those He's created. I'm blessed by you! LOVE YOU!

Anonymous said...

Wow heather...she is so beautiful...just like her mommy inside and out! I love you guys and hope we can spend some time together soon! please tell troy and pam the family says hi!